Northfield (“Cows, Colleges, and Contentment”) is known for its two colleges, Carleton College and St. Olaf College. But it has an amazing number of educational choices at the pre-K-12 level for a small town.
- Northfield Public Schools (ISD 659)
- Northfield School of Arts and Technology – ARTech – (public charter)
- Prairie Creek Community School (public charter)
- St. Dominic School
- Open Door Nursery School
- Northfield Montessori
- Northfield Nursery School
And if you check the geotagged photos I blogged earlier, you’ll see that the Northfield High School is 2 blocks from our house; Bridgewater Elementary is about 5 blocks; and the Northfield Middle School is about 7 blocks, all connected by bike paths/trails. Click the photo for a view of Bridgewater and the Middle School.