Fairview is served by two excellent public school districts.
A majority of the Town is in the Lovejoy Independent School District. The LISD serves students in the cities of Fairview and Lucas, plus parts of Allen and Wylie, with three elementary schools, a middle school, an intermediate school and Lovejoy High School. Puster Elementary School is located on Stoddard Road in Fairview. Sloan Creek Middle School is also in Fairview on FM-1378 (Country Club Road). These two schools, the first in Fairview's town limits, opened in August 2008.
The McKinney Independent School District serves the western side of Fairview as well as a small area in the far northeast. The MISD operates no schools in Fairview itself.
Individuals interested in higher education can choose from several community colleges and universities in the area:
- Amberton University: 972-270-6511
- Collin College: 972-881-5710
- Dallas County Community College: 214-860-5724
- Southern Methodist University: 214-768-2058
- University of Texas at Arlington: 817-272-2688
- University of Texas at Dallas:972-883-2341
- University of North Texas: 817-267-3731
- Texas Woman's University: 214-689-6520
- Texas Christian University: 817-921-7490