For elementary students and high schoolers, Great Falls Public Schools and private schools and teachers go above and beyond for the personal and academic success of their students.
“All students engaged in learning today… for life tomorrow” is the vision of Great Falls Public Schools (GFPS). From the Transitional Kindergarten program through 12th Grade, students are prepared for the next stages of life through comprehensive programming and extensive extra- and co-curricular offerings. GFPS elementary students consistently outperform the rest of the state on the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBACs) and high schoolers excel in academic and extracurricular endeavors.
Holy Trinity Catholic Schools – including Our Lady of Lourdes, Holy Spirit and Great Falls Central Catholic High School – are a Christ-centered academic community focused on creating a culture of faithful disciples, academic achievers and community leaders, transforming youth to be stewards for a better world. Great Falls’ several Christian schools offer a community of unity and more personalized academics, ensuring the success of all children. Homeschooling is also an option, as Montana has one of the most challenging homeschool programs in the country.
The University of Providence and Great Falls College – MSU are Great Falls’ two institutions of higher learning, and both play a significant role in the fabric of Great Falls.
Early Learning Family Center
Over the past 10 years, over 1,000 children have benefited from the inclusive early learning opportunities available at Great Falls Public Schools’ Early Learning Education Center, a transitional kindergarten for children ages 3-5 who meet eligibility criteria. The program is located at the Early Learning Family Center.
Higher and Continuing Education
As an expression of the teaching of Jesus Christ, the mission of the University of Providence is to provide students with the opportunity to obtain a liberal education for living and for making a living.
The University of Providence (UP) offers Associate, Bachelor, and Masters programs with the flexibility of online and in-person coursework! Depending on the program, students may attend class in real-time via an online collaboration app, or access our online learning platform and learn on their own with a flexible schedule.
UP’s unique Health Professions programs are designed to meet the needs of healthcare leaders and caregivers within Providence St. Joseph Health and in other healthcare organizations. The School of Health Professions is a great fit for those seeking a career or advancement in healthcare.
Great Falls College is affordable and career-focused. Its small class sizes mean you will get plenty of one-on-one instruction and opportunities to collaborate with peers.
The health sciences division offers fantastic career opportunities in high-demand fields such as nursing, surgical technology, physical therapy assistant, and dental hygiene/assisting. Prepare for a rewarding career in accounting, computer technology, welding, industrial technology or renewable energy. The Cyber Security program is endorsed by Homeland Security and NSA.
Are you looking to earn a four-year degree? Great Falls College can save you money your first two years with courses accepted by other in-state schools. High school students can jumpstart their college education with the dual enrollment program.