EDUCATION: OPENING NEW DOORS TO THE FUTURE
Kalispell has a proud tradition of educational excellence and is home to one of the largest and most exemplary public school districts in Montana and the largest community college in the state, Flathead Valley Community College.
Kalispell Public School District
As a community that wholeheartedly supports both academic and activity programs, Kalispell Public School District has two high schools, the largest middle school in Montana, and six elementary schools, including the new Rankin Elementary School, which was completed in August 2018. The district offers a wide variety of curriculum and over 50 percent of students are involved in athletics and other activities such as speech and debate, music, art, and drama. In addition to traditional educational routes, Kalispell is also home to the H.E. Robinson Agricultural Center for high school students, which provides students the opportunity to creatively solve and develop the technical knowledge and skills needed in today’s agricultural workforce. Additionally, the Linderman Education Center is an alternative where high school students can work independently with the option to take online or offline courses, creating a schedule that best optimizes their learning.
Kalispell’s public schools provide diverse educational opportunities and challenge that engage students, meet the unique needs of all students, and prepares students for the future.
Flathead Valley Community College
Flathead Valley Community College is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges and has been a staple in the valley’s education system for over 50 years. The Kalispell-based college provides instruction for well over 10,000 students each year and offers a large selection of two-year programs as well as many four-year opportunities. Recognized for its intimate class sizes and stand-out programs, such as the Broussard Center for Nursing and Health Sciences and the Occupational Trades Program, FVCC has experienced more than a decade of growth, answering the demand for job-centered education in our valley.
FVCC’s Continuing Education Program provides the community with life-long learning opportunities and cultural enhancement for students of all ages.