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Why Cville Schools

Charlottesville City Schools and the Community

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Ranked as one of America’s “Best Places to Teach,” the Charlottesville City School Division reflects the pleasures and diversity of Charlottesville. The city enjoys a variety of educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities. Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s internationally acclaimed home on his “little mountain,” presides over the city and the University of Virginia, which he founded. Nearby is Piedmont Virginia Community College, which offers opportunities to students throughout Central Virginia.

There are more than two dozen parks and an eclectic mix of distinctive neighborhoods in the City. A historic pedestrian mall is the center of downtown and is a destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. Despite its broad appeal and metropolitan attractions, Charlottesville still has a small town feel when it comes to meeting others. Charlottesville has earned a reputation as one of the most liveable cities in the nation. For more information, visit the City’s web page.

About Charlottesville City Schools

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Serving more than 4,000 students in 9 schools, Charlottesville schools promote small class sizes.  We support one of the lowest average student-to-teacher ratios in the state, which encourages teachers to attend to the unique needs of each child. The schools are rich with talented and dedicated teachers and exceptional support services.

We embrace new technologies and place them in the hands of our staff and students. Our fine and performing arts programs are recognized as among the best in Virginia. The division’s enrichment and after-school opportunities are highly acclaimed and provide both remedial assistance and exposure to a variety of activities to challenge and broaden the overall student experience.

General Benefits

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We offer a generous and comprehensive benefits package to our employees, including:

  • competitive salaries,
  • group health insurance
  • dental and vision care plans
  • three personal days per year
  • paid license renewal fees
  • tuition reimbursement for approved classes
  • a wellness plan (supporting a health club membership)
  • a flexible spending plan
  • life insurance
  • membership in the Virginia Retirement System
  • and more

Contact Information

Director of Human Resources
(434)245-2956 or
Administrative Office
1562 Dairy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22902