Students in Vadnais Heights are serviced by both the Mounds View and White Bear Lake School Districts.

A large portion of the City is served by the White Bear Lake Area Schools. A smaller portion is served by the Mounds View Public Schools. The charter high school, Agricultural and Food Sciences Academy (AFSA), is located within the City. Gentry Academy is a new private school, opened in 2017, for fifth grade through 12th grade. For people interested in post-secondary education, Century College is very nearby, and because of Vadnais Heights’ convenient location, there is easy access to all of the colleges and post-secondary institutions in the Twin Cities metro area.