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Marshfield’s exceptional education system is truly one of the top reasons, families relocate to the area and why those already here stay!  MHS recently received the #1 ranking in Wisconsin and #229 nationally on Newsweek Magazine’s 2012 list of Best High Schools putting them in the top 1% in the US! Washington Post’s America’s Best High School List ranks MHS #1 in Wisconsin and Maclver Institute District Report Card ranked Marshfield school district #2. MHS ranked #3 in Wisconsin and #614 in the nation by US News and World Reports 2013 Best High School rating. Columbus Catholic School System, offers affordable high-quality, Catholic education with ACT scores above the state and national averages.  Mid-State Technical College and UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield play an integral part in the life- long learning opportunities here in the community.  Schools from the surrounding area are also key to this region and partner with many of our workforce programs.

The School District of Marshfield is a unified school district serving approximately 4,073 students. Fostering a Professional Learning Community, the district employs 277 teachers and 153 support personnel. The Early Childhood/Kindergarten through twelfth grade (including a popular and successful 4-year-old kindergarten program) structure involves four elementary schools within the city limits, one rural school, one middle school for grades seven and eight, and one high school for grades nine through twelve, and an excellent alternative high school. In addition, the Marshfield School District offers a home-based virtual learning program. With several educational intervention and enrichment services in place, achievement scores at the District continue to climb at all levels. Marshfield High School has a broad curriculum that offers 160 courses for college-bound and vocational students, with extensive assistance to students with exceptional educational needs. The Advanced Placement program offers 29 courses to increasing numbers of students. MHS recently received the #1 ranking in Wisconsin and #229 nationally on Newsweek Magazine’s 2012 list of Best High Schools putting them in the top 1% in the US! Washington Post’s America’s Best High School List ranks MHS #1 in Wisconsin and Maclver Institute District Report Card ranked Marshfield school district #2. MHS ranked #3 in Wisconsin and #614 in the nation by US News and World Reports 2013 Best High School rating.

The Columbus Catholic School Systemserving students at St. John the Baptist Primary School, Our Lady of Peace Intermediate School, Columbus Catholic Middle School, and Columbus Catholic High School, provides affordable, high-quality, Catholic education to the greater Marshfield area. In cooperation with the Diocese of La Crosse and sponsoring parishes, the Columbus Catholic Schools System provides an outstanding program of studies, including half or full-day preschool, and the only full-day, academically-based 4-year-old Kindergarten in the city. The schools’ nurturing environment promotes Christian character and values, anchored in the Catholic faith. The schools offer a strong curriculum with an emphasis on the core subjects and also includes specialized classes such as Spanish, music, physical education, computer sciences and accelerated reading and math. Advanced placement courses and courses for college credit are available at the high school level. Second through eighth grade students consistently score at or above the 90th percentile on standardized testing; well above the state and national averages. High school students without fail achieve ACT scores above state and national averages. The Columbus Catholic School System employs a staff of over 100 to serve nearly 500 students of all faiths and backgrounds from Marshfield and the surrounding area.

Immanuel Lutheran School – Immanuel Lutheran School is a ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church (LCMS) which offers a quality Christian education for grades 4K-8.  Students are prepared academically and spiritually to serve God in their community and world.  Students consistently score above state and national norms on achievement testing and are well-prepared for their high school years.  Our curriculum is rigorous and recognizes the importance of computer literacy, foreign language, music, art, and physical education.  Immanuel also offers athletic programs in soccer and basketball.  The school is supported by full-time child care and before and after care programs.  Three-year-old preschool is also available through the child care program.  Bussing is available through the Marshfield Bus Service.  If you would like more information about Immanuel Lutheran School, please call 715-384-5121 or email

Trinity Lutheran School – Serving students in grades Preschool through Eighth grade, exists to provide an affordable, quality Christian education to children in the Marshfield area. Located on the corner of Half Mile Road and State Hwy. 13, approximately 1 mi. South of the Marshfield city limits. Marshfield Bus Service to the school is free for all students within the Marshfield school district. They serve from 50-85 students and have 5 teachers on our staff. Their Preschool is held two half days per week and Kindergarten is offered mornings 5 days per week. Afternoon child care is available, as is after school care until 5:00 p.m. daily on a fee for service basis. They have a Lutheran Pioneer program which provides fellowship, teaches teamwork and promotes community service. “Trinity Lutheran School – Sharing God’s Grace one child at a time!” They are a member of the WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) and our school is supported by Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Jon Guenther and Principal Todd Dahlke welcome you and your family. Phone: (715) 676-2121.

Marshfield Children’s House of Montessori – MCHM offers toddler, preschool and kindergarten education programs to the greater Marshfield area in Wisconsin. Ph: (715) 384-7171.

Mid-State Technical College — The MSTC Difference Offering over 50 career opportunities through associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates, Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) has led the development of central Wisconsin’s workforce for close to 100 years through the real-world instruction employers seek. One of 16 colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, MSTC is accustomed to adapting to the everchanging world of business and industry, offering smaller classes and flexible scheduling in many of the nation’s fastest-growing fields. A remarkable 96% of graduates say they are satisfied or very satisfied with MSTC’s highly student-centered education. Nearly 85% of MSTC students have jobs within six months of graduation. For more information about any of MSTC’s many engaging programs, call 888.575.MSTC or visit their website.

The Marshfield Public Library — Whether you’re turning the page of a book or a corner in your life, Marshfield Public Library is here to help. Serving the ever-changing needs of area residents has been Marshfield Public Library’s purpose for over 110 years. People of all ages visit the library each year to quench their thirst for knowledge, ideas and culture. With the Library’s collection of over 150,000 items, plus a host of online resources (many available from home with a library card), you can be sure there is something for everyone. Our “tech savvy” staff provide cheerful and persistent assistance with traditional books, music, and DVDs; current technology in e-books, e-resources, internet access, and Microsoft Office Suite; and special need material/services such as Large Print, Spanish language items, meeting space, provocative programs, exam proctoring, regional family history resources and equipment loans. As a member of the South Central Library System, the Library brings the world to Marshfield through interlibrary loan and delivery service.  Visit the library in person at 211 E. 2nd St. or on the web.

The University of Wisconsin — UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield offers an affordable, supportive, and local University of Wisconsin education for students with complex lives who want to discover their life’s work and make a difference. The small classes and exceptional faculty and staff prepare students for success at the baccalaureate level of education. Students graduate with an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and benefit from guaranteed transfer of general education credits to any UW System institution. UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield meets the needs of adult students who want to earn their degrees locally through collaborative programming with UW System institutions. Students can earn bachelor’s degrees in Nursing (partner: UW-Eau Claire), Engineering: Mechanical and Electrical (partner: UW-Stout) and American Studies (partner: UW-Stevens Point). Students can now enroll in a UW Colleges Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences completion degree (partner: UW-Stevens Point) with an emphasis in community health and wellness. This degree connects the classroom and workplace with an emphasis in applied knowledge gained through service-learning and internships. The Arts at the UW Annual Arts Season features performances and work in the 340-seat Helen Connor Laird Theatre, arena-style Black Box and visual art gallery. UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield brings the resources of the University to the community and students through facilities like the Hamilton Roddis Memorial Library, student space including cafeteria, lounge and fitness center and full-size gymnasium. Outdoor recreational facilities include lighted tennis courts, soccer and football fields, a baseball diamond and a 109.3 acre arboretum with nature trails. Learn more at on their website or call 715-389-6530.

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