For New Families


Welcome to the Brainerd Lakes Area!

To enroll and learn more about our schools, please call 218-454-6902, stop by our Welcome/Enrollment Center on the first floor of the Washington Educational Services Building at 804 Oak Street, Brainerd, MN 56401, or click on Enrollment to start your entry into Brainerd Public Schools.

Brainerd Public Schools (ISD 181) proudly serves all area residents and warmly welcomes approximately 6,300 + PreK-12 students within our  512 square mile district which include, Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing and Morrison Counties. To check your attendance zone click here. Verify this information with the Transportation department.

We are proud of our student achievements. In 2014, all six of our elementary schools were awarded the 2014 National Blue Ribbon Awards.

Blue Ribbon Schools

Our mission:  In partnership with the community, Brainerd Public Schools will ensure all students achieve their individual potential by providing the highest-quality programs and resources to prepare learners for an ever-changing global society.

Brainerd Public Schools is the county's largest employer. Approximately 900 full and part-time staff members work together to provide the best educational and personal outcomes for students.

Brainerd School District is comprised of:
6 Elementary School Buildings serving K-4th grade students
1 Middle School Building serving 5-8th Grade Students
1 High School with 2 physical buildings serving 9-12th Grade Students
1 Building serving Alternative Programs including High School, Middle Level and Early Childhood.