About the Curry School

At Curry, our mission is to discover and advance knowledge, create innovative proven practices, and facilitate change across our community, the Commonwealth of Virginia, our nation, and the world.

Rotunda and Jefferson statueWe value:

  • Rigorous scholarship and impactful application
  • High academic standards and integrity
  • Diversity and inclusivity of multiple ideas and points of view
  • Respectful and caring professional and learning environments
  • Partnerships with each other, our local, and greater communities

The Curry School offers 21 graduate programs, 4 undergraduate majors, 4 research centers, 16 research labs, partnerships with a number of other schools at the University of Virginia, and a host of community programs.  We also provide degree and non-degree options at regional centers around the Commonwealth of Virginia and online.

Why have people chosen Curry?

Students who graduate from the Curry School are leaders in education, education policy advisors bringing reform ideas for the national education system, developers of innovative and proven-effective curriculum, builders of schools around the world, and so much more.  

Our faculty members are best in class and leaders in their fields. They continually design and develop proven-effective ideas and solutions while actively engaging and mentoring students.  

Curry is ranked as one of the leading education schools in the country, and many of our programs are ranked in the top 10 by US News & World Report.

The breadth of our academic offerings satisfy a broad range of interests, and allow for students to engage with scholars and colleagues in multiple areas of study.

Flowers outside of Ruffner HallWe provide the same rigorous curriculum in our regional centers across Virginia and our online programs as those offered in Charlottesville, led by the same imminent faculty.

The Curry School has been known for our innovative, impactful research. Students are encouraged to join scholars conducting leading research in their fields.

Students enjoy being part of the U.Va. community, and benefit from the resources of the second-ranked public university in the country.

Charlottesville was recently ranked the #1 happiest city in the US, as well as the #1 best small city to live. Enjoy big city amenities in a small city setting, and enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  

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