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Elementary & Secondary Education

Bishop Ryan Catholic School

Since 1958, Bishop Ryan Catholic School has been committed to providing a faith-based education for preschool, elementary and secondary families in the Minot area. We are dedicated to serving God and His children by laying the foundation for lasting happiness through education in virtue, and our unique environment promotes personal and spiritual growth as well as academic success. Our goal is to inspire students of all ages to live their faith in the world, combining the drive for excellence with a solid foundation in truth and service.
Our curriculum is built on strong fundamental skills that encourage decision-making and creative and critical thinking, while at the same time incorporating Catholic values and ethics. Our students have the opportunity to practice and express their faith during each school day. Our class sizes allow our teachers to work together with parents, involving them in all levels of their child’s education. Bishop Ryan students traditionally score higher on standardized tests, and our high school students have the opportunity to earn dual credits for college while fulfilling their secondary graduation requirements.


Minot Public Schools

Students at Minot Public Schools attend classes in thirteen elementary schools, three middle schools, one high school divided into two campuses as well as an alternative high school, and a Head Start program.  These schools include two elementary schools and one middle school located on Minot Air Force Base. 
The Minot Public Schools take pride in the innovative education programs in the areas of career and technical, general and special education.  Recently added course offerings include Aviation and Biomedical (Health Sciences).  Students have an opportunity to participate in a number of extra-curricular and co-curricular activities. Teachers participate in a continuous process of reviewing and prioritizing their standards in order to provide a guaranteed and viable curriculum to all students.  The district is continuously reviewing safety and security protocols and now has five SRO’s serving in the Minot Public Schools. 
Minot Public Schools have renewed their efforts to operate as a Professional Leaning Community and strive everyday to carry out their mission to “Empower All Learners to Succeed in a Changing World”.

Our Redeemer's Christian School
Our Redeemer’s Christian School is a Pre-K through 12 school that has served the churches and families of the Minot community for over 30 years.
As a ministry of Our Redeemer’s Church, the school serves students and families from 33 different congregations by providing an excellent education built upon the unwavering truths of God’s word.
We consider ourselves blessed to be able to provide an education centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ that has the freedom to address the whole child – socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually.
Higher Education
Minot State University

Higher Education Opportunities
Minot State University is your university in Western North Dakota. With a student body of approximately 3,200 students, Minot State offers all the advantages of a big campus, minus the big hassles, allowing you, the student, to be seen and heard during your college experience and after. You can earn a valued degree from Minot State in a variety of ways. Courses for undergraduate and graduate degrees or certificate programs can be earned by attending classes on campus, online, at MAFB, at local high schools, and other sites throughout the state. Minot State is positioned to meet growth in the high demand job areas of nursing, communication disorders, accounting, education, management, social work, addiction studies, the sciences, and technology.
Minot State provides you with an exceptional education that is valued by employers at an affordable price. The University now offers the most scholarship dollars in school history, reducing your student loan debt. We’re committed to your academic program success. You can be involved in research and campus and community activities as a part of your educational experience. Minot State’s strong athletic programs participate in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference in the NCAA Division II. We invite you to visit the campus!

Minot State University Center for Extended Learning

Minot State’s Center for Extended Learning provides outreach activities to the community, region, state, and beyond. CEL offers courses at Minot Air Force Base, Bismarck, Fargo, online, and via the Interactive Video Network. North Dakota high schools also offer classes for the Early Entry Program. CEL conducts professional development workshops for teachers and non-credit activities such as the 65+ Program and College for Kids. Computerized testing services are offered on the Minot campus and at Minot Air Force Base. Minot State’s online program offers over 200 courses and several undergraduate degrees along with graduate degrees and certificates. Their degrees can be completed through their flexible course schedules. For more information, go to or give them a call.
Dakota College at Bottineau  (Minot Campus)
Founded in 1906, Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB) is affiliated with Minot State University (MSU) and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. DCB offers a variety of programs and courses in business, human resource, caregiver services, computer technology, paraeducation, and child development. Health professions include nursing, sonography, paramedics, and medical assistant. Natural resources include forestry, recreation management, horticulture, environmental technology, and wildlife. DCB also offers a comprehensive liberal arts/general education program that provides content and general education coursework toward a Bachelor’s Degree. Associate Degrees (AA, AS, AAS), Diplomas, and Program Certificates are offered in Minot, Bottineau, Valley City and online. Collaboratively, DCB and MSU offer the Passport Program for students not eligible for full admission at MSU and want to attend college on MSU campus and eventually pursue a four-year degree. DCB provides a personalized education by focusing on a nature, technology and beyond theme while stimulating economic, social, and cultural growth.
Burdick Job Corps Center Burdick Job Corps has helped thousands of young people with their education and training needs, which has led to promising careers. Students can prepare for today’s workforce with training in health occupations, office administration, training in welding, facilities maintenance, carpentry, food service, general service technician (auto), and advanced career training at Minot State University. Students also work on obtaining their GED or high school diploma at Job Corps. It's all free!
Higher Education Opportunities available at Minot Air Force Base
Columbia College

Columbia College is proud to now serve the educational needs of service members and their family members at Minot Air Force Base. The college, which is based in Columbia, Missouri, has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 165 years and offers associates, bachelor and master’s degrees. It has more than 30 locations around the country, including 18 on military installations, and a robust online program. Columbia College takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. It also features the Truition® program, which offers a transparent look at the cost of college by eliminating all fees and providing books at no cost – and thanks to the Air Force’s tuition assistance program, service members can attend class at no personal cost. Apply for free at, visit or call (701) 727-8386.
Minot State University
Minot State University’s relationship with MAFB spans more than 50 years. The University proudly provides educational opportunities to active duty, dependents, and civilians. Minot State has partnered with the Community College of the Air Force to offer you general education courses (GEM) on base, and online that meet the general education requirements for the CCAF degree. Minot State recognizes the unique nature of your military lifestyle and training and has committed itself to easing the transfer of relevant course credits. Several undergraduate and graduate degrees can be earned on campus or online via a variety of flexible schedules while paying affordable tuition. Minot State is a SOC member and has signed the Department of Defense Memorandum of Understanding, which makes Military Tuition Assistance available for you for Minot State courses. For your dependents, the University offers several scholarships and awards. Minot State also participates in the AU-ABC program to help you achieve your educational goals by only completing an additional 60 semester hours.
Visit their staff in the Minot AFB Education Center personnel in the Francis X. Deignan Building (156 Missile Avenue) for tuition assistance information and to establish a plan to complete your degree. If you or your dependents are planning to use GI Bill Educational Benefits, contact the Veterans Center (on campus) to ensure the process is completed in a timely and efficient manner. The Center can be reached at (701) 858-4002.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Minot Campus offers Associate, Bachelor, and Master degrees. Associate and Bachelor degrees are available in: Aeronautics, Technical Management, and Aviation Maintenance. Master degrees are available in: Aeronautics, Business Administration in Aviation, and Management. Courses are available to military, civilians, military dependents, and veterans. Courses can be taken onsite in-class, online, blended, and through EagleVision Home/ Classroom via video conferencing. Scholarships and financial aid are available.

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