Public Education: USD 465

620-221-5100 –

  • Math and reading assessments consistently beat state averages
  • Implementing Stem Center for Collaboration and Innovation with ‘State of the Art’ 3D printer
  • 2014 Finalist for Teacher of the Year, elementary teacher Lisa Holt
  • Freshman 101 program helps transition between middle and high school
  • Numerous “Standard of Excellence” Awards for academic achievement

Through PTO and site-council meetings, I feel I am always aware of  curriculum changes and new state and local policies that will impact student learning. Best of all, my kids are engaged with their school and feel like they are a valued part of a learning community the second they walk in the door.

— Amy McWhirt

Private Education

Holy Name Catholic School — Pre-K through 6th

620-221-0230 –

  • Exceeded state average in math assessment n 2013
  • Teaches values so children learn how to be kind, selfless and know right from wrong
  • Provides equivalent technology similar to public schools

Trinity Lutheran School — Pre-K through 6th

620-221-1820 –

  • Christ-centered education and learning environment
  • Twice received Governor’s Achievement Award and scores consistently high on state assessments
  • 10-to-1 and lower student to teacher ratio for individualized attention

Higher Education: Southwestern College

Contact: (800) 846-1543 –

Southwestern is a four-year college in Winfield founded in 1885 that encourages and rewards public service, and whose professors and students help shape community life and public discussion. Freshmen spend their first full day in town doing service projects. Leadership through service is an important part of the culture at this United Methodist Institution: The College offers scholarships to three service-learning organizations that are equal to the scholarships earned by star quarterbacks or opera singers. SC is proud of its commitment to diversity — about 750-students study at the 80-acre campus. Students from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and other states sit side-by-side in classes with dozens of students from China, Saudi Arabia, and other countries. The growing Professional Studies program also offers online degree completion. Southwestern students are Moundbuilders, but watch out for The Jinx, their black-cat mascot!