“When somebody in the world says diesel, the next word out of their mouth is Wahpeton.”

Terry Marohl, Diesel Technology Program Chair

dottedlinesWelcome to a Higher Standard of Higher Education

Wahpeton excels in education. Small class sizes, a safe learning environment and an extremely low dropout rate prepare students of all ages for success.

In the Wahpeton school system, students get the best of both worlds. Wahpeton public schools are large enough to offer more electives than rural schools, but small enough to allow everyone to participate.

Wahpeton offers kindergarten through twelfth grade in a public education system. We have four buildings that include two elementary schools, a middle school and a high school.

Each year, Wahpeton High School graduates about 100 students. Our attendance record translates into a future workforce with strong values, dedication and reliability.

Wahpeten schools offer a wide range of athletics such as football, volleyball, basketball, tennis, track and swimming. Other student organizations include journalism, speech, debate, art and drama.

There is something for everyone, ensuring Wahpeton students are well-rounded and ready for the journey ahead.

The Wahpeton school district can be contacted at 701-642-6741.

The City of Wahpeton believes learning takes many forms. Our mission is to instill all students with passion. For some, this passion resides outside of traditional classroom settings.  Marketplace for Kids and Manufacturing Day are annual events that help prepare each student to be successful in whatever career path they choose.

St. John’s School is the oldest parochial school system in the state. Located in Wahpeton, it offers kindergarten through sixth grade.  A new facility and gymnasium opened the Fall of 2010. Contact the school at 701.642.6116.

Circle of Nations is a therapeutic school that has its campus located in the middle of the city. American Indian students from across the nation are enrolled here in 4th through eighth grades. Contact Circle of Nations at 701.642.6631.

The Southeast Region Career & Technology Center offers the best career and technical programs, curriculum and education services for students who seek a different classroom setting. The local program provides opportunities for students in career and vocational classes that will maximize their levels of achievement, motivate and excite them about school, life and the world of work. Vocational coursework includes agriculture education, automotive technology, art, computer networking, childcare services, construction technology, drafting technology, emergency medical technician training and much more. Contact the Southeast Region Career & Technology Center at 701.642.8701.

Wahpeton is the proud home of one of the nation’s oldest public, two-year colleges. North Dakota State College of Science adds enormous value to the community. Not only does the school draw students from around the country with unique programs and athletic opportunities, but its technical degrees further sustain many Wahpeton industries. Contact NDSCS at 1.800.342.4325.