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Schools in Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN

Fargo-Moorhead region offers wide range of educational opportunities

By Jessica Walker Boehm on August 1, 2015

Whether public or private, the Fargo-Moorhead region’s schools, colleges and universities offer students a first-rate education.

Public School Districts

Fargo Public School District includes 13 elementary schools, three middle schools and four high schools, as well as the Trollwood Performing Arts School, which offers performance and musical arts training for students of all ages. West Fargo Public School District serves students in grades K-12 and heavily integrates STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) into its middle school curriculum. Moorhead Area Public Schools address the needs of students from pre-kindergarten through high school, also providing an emphasis on STEM courses at both the middle and high school levels. Moorhead is also a Positive Behavior Intervention Support district, focusing on the character development of its students.

Nearby, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Public Schools include two elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, while Mapleton School District serves grades K-6 at Mapleton Elementary School.

Private Schools

Fargo-Moorhead’s faith-based private schools all offer a high-quality education, while instilling the values of their respective faiths. John Paul II Catholic Schools Network and Oak Grove Lutheran School serve students from pre-kindergarten through high school; Park Christian School serves students in grades K-12; Grace Lutheran School offers classes for grades K-8; and Dakota Montessori, which is a private school that is not faith based, serves pre-K-6th grade.

State Colleges

North Dakota State University offers bachelor’s and postgraduate degrees in more than 100 different disciplines, from agribusiness to women’s studies. The university is also home to the NDSU Research and Technology Park, an incubator for developing new products and spurring entrepreneurial growth in the region. In addition to its vast catalog of undergraduate degree options, Minnesota State University Moorhead offers a number of online postgraduate degrees, as well as graduate certificate and graduate licensure options. North Dakota State College of Science and Minnesota State Community and Technical College offer comprehensive, two-year academic, certificate and career-prep programs. 

Private Colleges

Concordia College in Moorhead is a liberal arts college that focuses on preparing students to compete in a global economy. Rasmussen College and Globe University Minnesota School of Business are regionally accredited independent colleges, offering certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees primarily through online education. The University of Mary’s satellite campus in Fargo serves working adults with a wide range of certificate and degree completion programs.

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