Quality Education

Bemidji Area Schools – ISD #31

Charter Schools
Schoolcraft College
TrekNorth Junior & High School
Voyageurs Expeditionary School

Private Schools
Heartland Christian Academy
Headwaters School of Music and the Arts
St. Philips Catholic School
St. Marks Lutheran Church and School

Higher Education
Bemidji State University
Northwest Technical College
Oak Hills Christian College

Additional Educational Opportunities
Concordia Language Village


Bemidji has 6 elementary schools, 4 parochial schools with grades 1-8 (Catholic, Lutheran, Seventh Day Adventist and Christian), a middle school, a high school and 3 charter schools.


Bemidji State University (BSU) In the land of 10,000 Lakes, Bemidji University is dinsttinguished as the only lakeside campus in Minnesota! Located right on the shore of Lake Bemidji, BSU offers programs in liberal arts, fine arts, nursing, business administration and graduate degrees. Important to the community is BSU’s abundance of excellent programs in arts and sports, all enjoyed by participants and Bemidji Beaver fans alike!


The area vocational school, Northwest Technical College, offers excellent courses in auto mechanics, carpentry, dental assistant, hardware marketing, industrial drafting, forest harvesting, licensed practical nursing, computer and office occupations.

The Oak Hills Bible College, located south of Bemidji on the shores between Upper and Lower Marquette Lakes, is a four-year college which trains young people for the Christian ministries in missions, Christian education and pastoral leadership.


The nationally recognized Concordia Language Village is located on Turtle River Lake just north of Bemidji. Foreign language programs using culture, European atmosphere and ethnic customs are offered in a number of languages that include Norwegian, German, Finnish, French, Spanish, Swedish, Russian, Swiss, Japanese and Danish.