The City Schools Division was formally launched on March 15, 2003. It brought forth a new era in the field of education to the community which has claimed to be one of the centers of education in the region. This is strongly proven by the fact that a great majority of its residents are professionals. It is also a unanimous choice of students from the other neighboring provinces in the Visayas, Mindanao, and even from Manila to study in the schools within the city.
There are three prestigious universities in the city. The University of Bohol and Holy Name University with the biggest student population, and a state university,-- the Bohol Island State University (BISU) formerly the Central Visayas College for Agriculture, Forestry, and Technology (CVSCAFT) have greatly contributed to the education and acquisition of skills among the Tagbilaranons. Other private educational institutions are the Bohol Institute of Technology (BIT) System, the Holy Spirit School, Philippine Maritime Institute (PMI), Bohol Wisdom School and other review and computer learning centers also prove the fact that the city is a center for education.
In its 8th years of operation, full implementation of DepEd’s priority programs and projects was put into effect with its main thrust for academic excellence. Among such programs is the implementation of the Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) in both elementary and secondary levels of education. Teaching-learning situations in the three subject areas namely; English. Science and Mathematics were enhanced, by giving more emphasis in the interactive method of teaching and learning. Integration of Values Education is done in the three subject areas, as well as the modified instruction of Makabayan with its components: music, arts, physical education and Araling Panlipunan. These components are expected to enable the young learner to acquire life’s learning skills, wherein he can discover self-identity as a Filipino, and become globally connected.