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Primary and Secondary Schools

The City is served by the Italy Independent School District

There are also several private schools located within 20 minutes of Italy.

Higher Education

Navarro College:

Ellis County Center: Offers a wide range of college level courses for students seeking associate degrees in various fields of study. Course offerings include evening, weekend, eight-week classes, mini-mester sessions, and a full array of internet courses.

Enrollment is ideal for those pursuing a degree or a certificate, high school/college dual-credit, workforce training for employees, or continuing education courses.

The Navarro College – Ellis County Center is located at 1900 John Arden Drive in Waxahachie. For more information, call 972-937-7612.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University:

This four-year institution, established in Waxahachie in 1943, allows students to learn about Bible and church studies, as well as providing professional studies. Its main campus is located in Waxahachie on 70 acres, and a second campus (five miles away) includes additional student housing, classrooms, and offices.

The enrollment includes undergraduates on campus, distance education undergraduates, graduate school on-campus, and distance education graduate students. Many sports opportunities are offered, including football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, cheerleading, and intramural sports.

SAGU is located at 1200 Sycamore in Waxahachie. For more information, call 972-937-4010.

Training Academy for Dental Assistants:

Training Academy for Dental Assistants, LLC opened in June of 2005, to train students to become entry level dental assistants. With highly trained and qualified practicing professionals as part of the teaching staff, instructors include practicing dentists, dental assistants and business office personnel who teach what they practice in their offices. For more information, call 972-842-2999.

University of North Texas Dallas Campus:

The campus in nearby DeSoto has been enrolling students for graduate and undergraduate classes and degree programs in southern Dallas since January 2000.

The purpose of the University of North Texas Dallas Campus is to increase the number of citizens in Dallas and Ellis counties who hold bachelor’s and master’s degrees; and implement programs and partnerships that will help to increase the high school and college-going rates in these areas.

The University of North Texas Dallas Campus is located at 8915 S. Hampton Road, just three blocks south of I-20, in DeSoto. For more information, call 972-780-3601.

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