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About Oak Grove

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The mission of Oak Grove Lutheran School is to express God’s love by nurturing students for academic achievement, lifelong Christian commitment and loving service throughout the world.

Oak Grove Lutheran School is committed to providing an outstanding academic experience with a strong grounding in Christian faith. The school has a proven reputation for high-quality academic training in a Christian context, offering a fully accredited, challenging program in a wholesome environment.

Students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 enjoylearning in a small campus community where they are valued and known as individuals. Oak Grove’s administrators, faculty and staff care deeply and work hard to instill the confidence for each student to reach his or her full potential.

Strengths include:

  • Integration of faith and values into the learning experience
  • Commitment to great teaching within a personalized environment
  • Small class sizes; 12:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Full range of co-curricular activities with many opportunities for student involvement
  • Emphasis on service which fosters awareness and compassion for others
  • Safety and respect for one another
  • Strong sense of community
  • Nearly all Oak Grove graduates pursue degrees in higher education

The school’s small, intimate 5.35 acre north campus rests amidst a beautiful park setting along the Red River in Fargo, North Dakota. The north campus serves students in grades 6 through 12. The Oak Grove south campus, located at 2720 32nd Avenue South in Fargo, serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 5.

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What People Are Saying

Oak Grove provides big time opportunities for excelling personally and academically in a small school setting. The dedicated staff provide opportunities to grow spiritually in the classroom and chapel, as well as through leadership roles, community service, and mission trips. Being a part of the Oak Grove community is a family affair, and the best investment we’ve ever made.
- Jon and Joan Rustvang, parents


I know every single student’s name in grades 10-12, and I use it. I am able to ask Jenni how the play went last night, and I’m able to wish Mike a happy birthday because I know it falls on the same day as mine. These kids aren’t just students — they’re my students and I want to take care of them.
- Michelle Forness, faculty member


A school focuses on the academic experience of a student. A community focuses on the good of the entire family. At Oak Grove, we are a school community grounded on our faith in Christ. When you walk through the doors, you will feel the difference.
- Oak Grove parent


Oak Grove prepared me for the future by challenging me academically. I took advantage of the AP classes Oak Grove offers and I learned a lot through those in particular. With the increase in technology and strong academics, I felt prepared for college and life after high school.
- Allison Bock, class of 2008


Parents have a decision to make about where to educate their children. We feel blessed to have the privilege to send our two daughters to Oak Grove Lutheran School. Once a part of Oak Grove, you are part of a new "family" where you form tight bonds and life-long friendships.We can say this..the best money you will ever spend, is in giving your child a foundation from which they can become anything they want to be...and Oak Grove is such a place!
- Anthony and Jane Townley-Cain


The reason I love Oak Grove is that faith and music are understood here. I can be non-apologetic about my faith in Jesus Christ and pray with students. I consider myself blessed to work with such musically gifted students and their families who understand the power and depth that music brings to life. I am allowed the opportunity to have my days filled with people that love the arts and I am able to see firsthand what a difference music can make in someone’s heart.

Oak Grove understands faith. We know Whose we are.
Oak Grove understands music. We know what it offers.
Soli Deo Gloria! To God alone be the glory!

- Aaron Zinter, director of music


I am a graduate of Oak Grove (1980). My reasons for coming to Oak Grove were simple... I was tired of going to big, oversized schools, classroom crowding and most importantly none of my teachers knew my name or for that matter may have not even cared. When I returned to Fargo in 8th grade, I was enrolled as a student at Ben Franklin Junior High. I spent two years there and in my heart dreaded the move to North High. My parents offered me the option of going to Oak Grove. My dad was a 1959 graduate of Oak Grove, so he had memories of his own to share with me. When I arrived at this beautiful campus I can remember the wonderful feeling of being "home". The teachers, students and staff were so welcoming. It wasn't what happened to me so much that day, but what I saw that with the other students that I was so taken with. They were having fun, laughing, treating each other like friends and the teachers even knew the students by name!


I can't put my finger on my reasons for loving Oak Grove the way I do, but I do know it is more than just academic. More than the beautiful surroundings, more than having teachers and staff knowing your names, I believe it is the Christian atmosphere of friendship and fellowship, of diversity and discipleship that sets Oak Grove apart. Being a part of this school community that gives to others, whether it is to this region and beyond, or just to each other, has been the driving factor in my life to "do unto others as I would do unto you." Oak Grove is the gift that keeps on giving!
- Laurie (Frisk) Corliss, class of 1980 & current parent