Welcome to our School

The Cass Lake-Bena Schools are located on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation and proudly serves a student population rich in Ojibwe culture and history. The student body is comprised of 90% American Indian students. Indian studies classes in language, history, and culture are offered to all students in all grades.

Schools include:
  • Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School, grades Preschool - 4th
      * All day every day Kindergarten, with a 2 year option
  • Cass Lake Middle School, grades 5 - 8
  • Cass Lake-Bena High School, grades 9 - 12
  • Area Learning Center, grades 7 - 12 alternative education programs

All schools include:
  • Special education services on site, with additional services available through Bemidji Regional Inter-District Council for special education
  • In-school small group instruction and after school tutoring programs
  • Research-based education methods, including project based learning and grade-specific initiatives
  • Cooperative efforts with Leech Lake Tribal College, Bemidji State University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Montana
  • Wide variety of activities including sports and arts
  • Student support services: on-site counseling, home-school advocates, School Social Worker and School Resource Officer