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


Head Start – Otter Tail – Wadena Community Action Council

Phone: 218-998-2054

Early Childhood Family Education

Phone: 218-736-7458

Children’s Corner and Infant Corner

Phone: 218-739-2847

Shover Nursery School

Phone: 218-736-3487

K-12 schools:

District #544 Public Schools

Phone: 218-998-0544

Hillcrest Lutheran Academy

Phone: 218-739-3371

Morning Son Christian School

Phone: 218-736-2477

Twin Oaks – Lifetime Learning Center

Phone: 218-736-6035
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Area Alternative Learning Center

Phone: 218-998-0544

Fergus Falls Adult Basic and Community Education:

Community Education

Phone: 218-998-0544

Prairie Wetlands Learning Center

Phone: 218-736-0938

Area Technical and Traditional Higher Learning Institutions:

Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Fergus Falls campus

Phone: 218-739-7500 

University of Minnesota - Morris

Minnesota State University – Moorhead

Concordia College – Moorhead

North Dakota State University – Fargo

North Dakota School of Science - Wahpeton

Alexandria Technical College

Lutheran Brethren Seminary

Phone: 218-739-3375
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Educational Support Service Institutions:

Lakes Country Service Coop

Phone: 218-739-3273

University of Minnesota - Extension Service Regional Center

Phone: 218-998-5787

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