Whidbey Island is divided into three school districts: Oak Harbor School District
, located on the north end of the island, is the largest district serving students from the Naval Air Station and the greater Oak Harbor area. There are 8 schools in the Oak Harbor District:
- Oak Harbor High School,
- North Whidbey and Oak Harbor Middle Schools,
- Broad View, Crescent Harbor, Hillcrest, Oak Harbor and Olympic View Elementary Schools.
In addition, Midway High School serves alternative learners in grades 9-12, and HomeConnection offers home schoolers the resources of the school district, including computers, programs, classrooms and teaching advisors.Coupeville School District
serves students living in central Whidbey including Coupeville and Greenbank. There are 3 public schools in the district:
- Coupeville High School, grades 9-12
- Coupeville Middle School, grades 6-8
- Coupeville Elementary School, pre-school to grade 5
The Cedar Program, grades K-12, is a Parent Partnership Program within Coupeville School district, supporting families who are actively engaged in home learning.South Whidbey School District
serves the southern end of the island, including Freeland, Bayview, Clinton, and Langley. There are 4 public schools in the South Whidbey School District:
- South Whidbey High School
- Langley Middle School
- South Whidbey Elementary School
- Bayview School, a public alternative school for grades 9-12, serves the South Whidbey and Coupeville School Districts.
Whidbey Island Academy Parent-Partnered K-12 Alternative School offers homeschooling within the South Whidbey School District.College/University Opportunities
Several Colleges and Universities offer courses on Whidbey Island.
- Skagit Valley College – Whidbey Island Campus
- University of Maryland University College (NAS Whidbey)
- Columbia College – Whidbey Island (NAS Whidbey)
- Chapman University – Whidbey Island Campus (NAS Whidbey)