Education

Fergus Falls is recognized for quality schools and innovations in education.  Nearly 3,500 students are enrolled in grades K-12 at three public neighborhood elementary schools, the middle school and the high school.  Open enrollment options are available.  Our public school system offers early childhood and family education programs, as well as the Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, which specializes in natural resources and environmental education.  Fergus Falls also has five private schools.

Businesses from various industries have successfully collaborated with area community and technical colleges to ensure a wellspring of qualified workers are ready to fill area jobs.  Students of higher learning will appreciate the numerous college and university options, all within a one-hour drive of Fergus Falls. 

 

Education Resource Contacts and Links

Preschools:

Head Start – Otter Tail – Wadena Community Action Council

Phone: 218-998-2054
Website: www.wcmca.org

Early Childhood Family Education

Phone: 218-736-7458
Website: www.isd544.org

Children’s Corner and Infant Corner

Phone: 218-739-2847
Website: www.childrenscornerlc.com

Shover Nursery School

Phone: 218-736-3487
Website: www.shovernursery.webs.com

K-12 schools:

District #544 Public Schools

Phone: 218-998-0544
Website:www.isd544.org

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy

Phone: 218-739-3371
Website: www.ffhillcrest.org

Morning Son Christian School

Phone: 218-736-2477
Website: www.morningson.org

Twin Oaks – Lifetime Learning Center

Phone: 218-736-6035
Website: N/A

Area Alternative Learning Center

Phone: 218-998-0544
Website:www.isd544.org

Fergus Falls Adult Basic and Community Education:

Community Education

Phone: 218-998-0544
Website:www.isd544.org

Prairie Wetlands Learning Center

Phone: 218-736-0938
Website: www.fws.gov/midwest/pwlc

Area Technical and Traditional Higher Learning Institutions:

Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls campus

Phone: 218-739-7500
Website:www.minnesota.edu/campuses/fergus_falls 

University of Minnesota - Morris

Website:www.morris.umn.edu

Minnesota State University – Moorhead

Website:www.mnstate.edu

Concordia College – Moorhead

Website:www.cord.edu

North Dakota State University – Fargo

Website:www.ndsu.nodak.edu

North Dakota School of Science - Wahpeton

Website:www.ndscs.nodak.edu

Alexandria Technical College

Website:www.alextech.edu

Lutheran Brethren Seminary

Phone: 218-739-3375
Web site: www.lbs.edu

Educational Support Service Institutions:

Lakes Country Service Coop

Phone: 218-739-3273
Website: www.lcsc.org

University of Minnesota - Extension Service Regional Center

Phone: 218-998-5787
Website: www.extension.umn.edu

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