Guide to Preschools & Schools in Fargo & Moorhead

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Preschools & Schools in Fargo & Moorhead

There are so many wonderful options for preschools and schools in Fargo & Moorhead, and we’ve gathered them all in one place to guide you in your search for the best school choice for your family!

Included in this guide is early childhood through high school options – along with schools we have partnered with for features with extra details and highlights.

Please let us know if we’re missing any area Fargo preschools or area Fargo schools from the comprehensive section below. And if you are a local public or private school that would like information on being featured, please email us at

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Full Circle Academy, and our other school sponsors for supporting the production of this guide!


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Full Circle Academy (FCA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), private elementary school for students with special needs. FCA is approved by the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and works in partnership with its sister company, Full Circle Pediatric Solutions, to offer an individualized, therapeutic educational learning environment. Our mission is to empower our students and their families to achieve lasting, positive, change in each of their lives: socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

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Grades: PreK-8th

Location: 1025 14th Ave S (South Fargo)

Grace Lutheran School provides quality, Christ-centered education for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade.  Students are nurtured in Christ’s love in a family environment with small class sizes for personalized learning, an emphasis on Christian character development, and preparation for lives of faith and service in church and community. Grace Lutheran School wants to partner with you to assist in your role as Christian parents to “train up a child in the way he should go” (Proverbs 22:6). All denominations are welcome to explore Grace Lutheran School.


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Grades: PreK (Age 3-5)

Location: 4650 Agassiz Crossing S (Fargo)

We’d love to have your family join ours as we embark on a musical and educational preschool experience! Our class sizes are small and our love is big!! Summer session 2024 and school year 24-25 sessions are booking now.
  • Academics & Music Every Day
  • Maximum Class Size is 12 Children
  • Age 3 or Age 4/5 (Pre-K)
  • New Facility
  • Outdoor Playground Turf
  • Daily Hot Lunch Included in Tuition
  • Class is in Session 8:10am – 2:40 p.m.
  • After School Program available 2:40 – 5:30 p.m.


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Grades: PreK-8th

Location: 1005 2nd Ave S (Moorhead)

St. Joseph’s School strives to develop well-rounded students from 3 years old through 8th grade in a Christ-centered environment. With a robust Extended-Day program, extra-curricular activities, and Summer Program, we not only provide students and families with an exceptional education, but also caring, engaging, and purposeful activity year-round. Families who choose us not only participate in their child’s learning but become part of the St. Joe’s Family.


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Grades: PreK-8th

Location: 3910 25th St S (South Fargo)

Capstone Classical Academy is North Dakota’s first classical Christian school, serving Pre-K to 8th grade in 2024-25. We believe education should be about formation, not just information. At Capstone, we guide our students to discover the treasures of truth, goodness, and beauty that await them around every turn in our curriculum. Our mission is to help students to acquire wisdom and virtue so they can grow to be critical thinkers who glorify God and serve their communities.


Grades: PreK (ages 3-5)

Location:117 Main Ave E (North West Fargo)

AppleTree is a licensed preschool for children 3-5 years old located north West Fargo, ND. Our half day sessions begin in September and run through May of each year. We also offer summer camps! We strive to provide a quality environment that enhances children’s individual development. Our focus is on stimulating growth in all learning areas through our grassroots curriculum.


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Grades: PreK (ages 3-5)

Location: 2410 14th St S (Moorhead)

The JumpStart preschool program offers classes for children 3-5 living in the Moorhead School District. Students attend a preschool that is inclusive, creative, and a safe place to learn and grow. Our diverse classrooms help your child discover a love for learning in an interactive, stimulating, and academically rich environment. Each classroom is taught by a licensed Early Childhood Teacher. Plus, don’t miss out on our Early Childhood Family Education classes that are open to anyone in the Fargo-Moorhead area. ECFE classes are for students from birth-age 5.


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Grades: PreK (ages 3-5)

Location: 4451 40th Ave S (Fargo)

Living Waters Christian Preschool believes that every child is a gift from God.  It is our mission to help your son or daughter grow spiritually and to know the love of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, through Christian-based activities, chapel, and prayer. We also focus on all other areas of your child’s development including social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development by using the guidelines from The Creative Curriculum® for Preschoolers and Learning Without Tears®. At Living Waters, we serve kids ages 3-5 and offer a variety of half day preschool options along with an extended day option.


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Grades: PreK (ages 3-5)

Location: 2511 53rd Ave S (Prairie Groves, Fargo) & 6244 51st Ave S (Rocking Horse Farm, Fargo)

Bright Futures Learning Center is an early learning program designed for children 6 weeks-12 years old and offers the advantages of a small group setting with the benefits of regular wider group interaction through excellent playgroup facilities. We offer developmental and educational activities specified to your child’s age and individual needs. Our commitment is to provide you and your child with the best in childcare and education. We believe in the development of the whole child. Our curriculum is designed to focus on the creative, emotional, intellectual, physical, and social growth of each individual child.


*Please note you will need to live within a specific school district and zoned neighborhood for each school. 

Fargo Public Schools

Moorhead Public Schools (Kindergarten Enrollment opens March 1!)

Northern Cass Schools

West Fargo Public Schools (includes Horace)

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (DGF) Public Schools

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