Chattanooga and Hamilton County's public schools are managed by the Hamilton County School System.
The city is home to several well-known private and parochial secondary schools, including Boyd-Buchanan School, Baylor School, Chattanooga Christian School, McCallie School, Girls Preparatory School, Grace Academy, and Notre Dame High School. Chattanooga is also home to Siskin Children's Institute, as well as Chattanooga High School Center for Creative Arts and other magnet schools.
There are many secondary educational opportunities including the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, which is the second largest campus of the University of Tennessee System with a student population of over 9,558. Chattanooga is also home to the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, which provides medical education to medical students, residents, and other medical professionals in southeast Tennessee through an affiliation with Erlanger Health System. Other institutions of higher learning in the area include:
- Chattanooga State Technical Community College
- Covenant College
- Lee University
- Southern Adventist University
- Miller-Motte Technical College
- Virginia College