Ruther Glen's student population is served by the schools of Caroline County Public Schools which currently enrolls approximately 4,200 students. The district includes 3 elementary schools (Bowling Green, Lewis and Clark, and Madison), Caroline Middle School and Caroline High School. The county's sole private school, The Carmel School, is located in Ruther Glen. Students that are interested in attending college have a number of options in nearby Richmond where Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, Virginia College and South University-Richmond, among others, are located.
Mattaponi Springs Golf Club
When it comes to golfing in Ruther Glen, Mattaponi Springs Golf Club is the place to be. Mattaponi Springs Golf Club was recognized by Golf Digest for "Best New Upscale Public Golf Courses" for 2005-2006 ranking it #1 on the East Coast and #2 in the United States. The club was also ranked #3 by Golfweek for "Top Courses in Virginia." This premier golf destination includes 330 acres of rolling countryside and is conveniently located near the I-95. Along with 18 holes of golf, players are invited to take advantage of the practice facility, visit the 5,000 square foot Clubhouse, set up a meeting or event at the 4,000 square foot Lodge and Conference Center, or enjoy a meal at the club's own restaurant.