Galvestonians place a high regard on education. The city boasts a strong public and private school system that gives parents and students several options. Some graduates continue their education on Galveston Island at one of three institutions of higher learning: Galveston College, the University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas A&M University at Galveston.
The Galveston Independent School District serves more than 7,000 students on Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula, with two high school programs, five middle school programs and six elementary schools.
Ambassadors Preparatory Academy (APA) is an open enrollment public charter school with a mission of providing a safe, hands-on, learner centered environment.
Holy Family Catholic School continues the tradition of Catholic education in Galveston, providing instruction for prekindergarten to eighth grade.
O’Connell College Preparatory School’s excellence stems from its roots as the oldest continuous Catholic high school in Texas.
Satori School is an independent secular day school serving students in prekindergarten through fifth grade.
Galveston College is a comprehensive community college, offering university-transfer, career and continuing education.
TAMUG offers a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation.
UTMB Health is a major academic health sciences center of global influence, with medical, nursing, health professions and graduate biomedical schools; a world-renowned research enterprise; and a growing, comprehensive health system.
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For more information on Galveston Island, please contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, toll-free at 1-888-GAL-ISLE (425-4753). If you’ve never been to Galveston, make your first stop the Visitor Information Center located inside the Galveston Chamber of Commerce at 2228 Mechanic, Suite 101, for maps, brochures and other planning tips.