In addition to an excellent public school system, parochial and private schools, including Coast Episcopal School are nearby. Coast Episcopal School offers an excellent faith based educational experience for children from daycare up to sixth grade in the Episcopalian tradition. A person does not have to leave the Coast to complete a college degree.
Higher education opportunities are offered by the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park Campus, William Carey University (known for their art program), and a satellite location of Tulane University. Additionally, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College has six campuses on the Coast, with one of these campuses located in Gulfport.