Holly Springs is within 35 miles of 15 colleges and universities, including Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and N.C. State University.

The region also is home to a small liberal arts colleges, historically black institutions, and colleges that deliver higher education to rural residents and to those entering the ministry.

Through partnerships with businesses around the world, N.C.'s colleges and universities ensure their academic programs stay relevant to the business world.

Public schools in Holly Springs are part of the Wake County Public School System, which is consistently recognized as one of the best large school systems in the nation.

Public Schools in Holly Springs

Holly Springs Elementary Opened 1996 Multi-track, year round calendar 
Holly Ridge Elementary  Opened 2003 Traditional calendar
Holly Grove Elementary  Opened 2007 Multi-track, year round calendar 
Oakview Elementary Opened
Traditional calendar
Holly Ridge Middle Opened
Traditional calendar 
Holly Grove Middle Opened
Multi-track, year round
Holly Springs High Opened
Traditional calendar

In 2012, Holly Springs High School was recognized by the Washington Post newspaper as one of the "best public high schools in the United States."