- Preschool: There are a number of options for preschool education near Briar Chapel, including Central Carolina Community College Preschool, Perry W Harrison Elementary Preschool, and a variety of other private options in Chapel Hill, including: Binkley, UPPS, Coop, Montessori Day School, St. Thomas Moore, Emerson Waldorf, UUMP, and Goddard.
- K-12: In addition to Woods Charter School, residents attend Perry W. Harrison Elementary School, Margaret B. Pollard Middle School and Northwood High School. View a comparison of these schools.
- Higher Education: Residents of Briar Chapel enjoy proximity to several educational institutions, including The University of North Carolina, Duke University and NC State University.
- Lifelong Learning: Since learning doesn't stop when you earn a diploma, residents in Briar Chapel often take advantage of enrichment programs in the area. These include UNC's Carolina College for Lifelong Learning, Duke's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, and NC State's Encore Program, as well as numerous continuing education programs across the Triangle.
Home to some of the country's finest universities, the Triangle has a long-standing tradition of academic excellence. Chatham County upholds this tradition with a number of innovative schools and educational programs for Briar Chapel residents: