Home to a wide array of learning institutions, from early childhood to post-secondary schools, Duluth boasts an excellent and diverse educational system that provides lifelong learning opportunities for residents of all ages.
Duluth offers an abundance of early childhood education options to meet the needs of its children and families. Parents are able to make educated choices regarding where to enroll their children during these formative years of rapid growth and development. The community offers private and public early childhood programs, full- and part-time programs, nursery school, family child care, and licensed and nationally accredited child care centers with infant through school-age programs.
In 2006, Duluth Public Schools began developing a Long Range Facilities Plan with the goal of “improving educational opportunities for all Duluth Public Schools students”. The plan was designed to create a more efficient school system focused on providing an education rivaling the best Minnesota has to offer while serving to attract tomorrow’s families with the best possible schools. Benefits include: critical investments for safety and education quality; smarter use of school resources; greener, more energy-efficient schools; and value for taxpayers. The fall of 2013 welcomed the completion of the last school renovations. In total, thirteen schools throughout the city have been completely transformed into modern, sustainable, quality learning facilities.
Additionally, three major universities, a number of community colleges and several specialized business schools all reside in the Duluth area. University students comprise approximately 18 percent of Duluth’s population. These students, who hail from the Duluth area and across Minnesota, the nation and the world, are a major economic driver for the area and give regional employers immediate access to an educated workforce.