Educational Info

Marshfield offers an excellent choice of public and private educational opportunities. Our schools offer a safe, quality education second to none. Marshfield has some of the highest rated schools in the entire country. Marshfield High School is ranked number two in Wisconsin for Advance placement programs in Newsweek’s list of 2007 top schools in the United States.

The School District of Marshfield, a unified school district serves approximately 4,082 students. It employs 270 teachers and 152 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. The high school offers students the opportunity to participate in up to 25 different advanced placement classes to receive college credit. Over 78% of the 2007 graduating class continued with post secondary education.

The Columbus Catholic School System, serving 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 School 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 offers a strong curriculum with an emphasis on the core subjects and also includes specialized classes including 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. 2nd – 8th 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 Mid-State Technical College (MSTC) has assumed a vital leadership role in the development of the central Wisconsin workforce and economy. As one of 16 publicly supported colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System, MSTC provides a dynamic learning environment that assists area residents in achieving their personal and career goals.

Additionally, MSTC’s Marshfield Campus offers apprenticeship opportunities as well as adult and continuing education courses and seminars, career awareness workshops, academic support services, incumbent worker training, and customized training for business and industry.

Through credit, non-credit, and skill enhancement courses, MSTC has emerged as a driving force behind post-secondary education in central Wisconsin. Enrollment at the Marshfield campus for 2007-08 was approximately 3000 students seeking upgraded skills by taking one course or by enrolling in a career program.

The University of Wisconsin – UWSP at Marshfield, a two-year campus in the University of Wisconsin System, offers two year programs leading to an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree and collaborative degree programs for bachelors degrees in Nursing through UW-Eau Claire, General Studies and Business Administration through UW-Stevens Point and Engineering through UW-Platteville. All credits are transferable to any UW-System four-year university – guaranteed. Continuing education courses are offered to the community. The Spotlight Series, Music and Theatre departments offer new programs yearly. Enrollment for fall 2007 was 650 students.

The Marshfield Public Library — Join the over 200,000 people who visit the library each year. With over 153,000 items the library has something for everyone. Books, DVDs, videos, CD-ROMs, recorded books and music, magazines and newspapers, and equipment for people with hearing or visual impairments, are among the items that the library has for people of all ages. Specialized large print, extensive genealogy and Spanish language materials are available to all visitors. For the library’s registered borrowers, there are also workstations with Internet access and the Microsoft Office Suite, along with numerous online resources (many that are also available from home with your card). Friendly, knowledgeable staff provide reference and information service in person, or over the phone (387-8494 Ext. 20), by FAX (387-6909), via email (refdesk@marshfieldlibrary. org) or through Ask?Away!, our 24/7 virtual reference service. As a member of the South Central Library System, Marshfield Public Library is well connected to the state and the world with regard to interlibrary loan and delivery service. Visit the Library and the catalog in person.