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Flagstaff offers a multitude of educational opportunities for students of all ages. Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College offer excellent higher education opportunities. Numerous public, private, Montessori and Waldorf schools are available as K-12 options.  Flagstaff also has a number of charter, religious and private schools from which to choose. Some have open enrollments and are free, while others require applications and tuition. There are also a variety of accredited preschools and childcare programs for younger children. Click below to be directed to a full listing of Chamber members within the education sector.

Northern Arizona University

Northern Arizona University (NAU) Flagstaff is home to Northern Arizona University’s main campus, which has a rich history of top-notch undergraduate and graduate education. Today, the university has adopted cutting-edge research and graduate programs, remote education and service to many Arizona communities. NAU has a student population of nearly 16,000 at its main campus in Flagstaff and about 7,000 at remote learning sites across the state. The main focus of the university is undergraduate education (particularly in the fields of education, health professions, business and engineering). It also has a wide range of graduate programs and top-notch research facilities.

Coconino Community College

Coconino Community College (CCC) Established in 1991, Coconino Community College offers programs to residents of Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Page/Lake Powell, the Navajo Nation, Williams and Fredonia. CCC offers university transfer, career/technical programs, continuing education and community interest non-credit courses. It also provides affordable tuition and offers a wide variety of program certificates and occupational/technical degrees.

Northland Preparatory Academy

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Northland Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free, nationally ranked public charter school in Flagstaff. The national ranking is based on the academic success of its students and preparation for college readiness. Academic rigor, delivered through over 12 Advanced Placement courses and seven dual enrollment courses, creates the initial foundational pillar of Northland Preparatory Academy’s academic excellence.

Flagstaff Unified School District

Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) FUSD serves about 11,000 students from kindergarten to 12th grade. Since the district was founded in a log cabin in 1883, the city has always taken great pride in its public education. The local school district employs approximately 775 teachers, counselors, librarians and administrators. FUSD graduates have gone on to study at prestigious universities like Stanford, the United States Military Academy (West Point), Princeton, Yale, MIT, Brown, Johns Hopkins and others.

BASIS Flagstaff


Opened in 2011 as a public charter school, BASIS Flagstaff provides a rigorous K-12 liberal arts curriculum. BASIS is built on the idea that children can achieve greatly when they are provided an opportunity to meet high expectations with effective and passionate instruction. BASIS has an engaged school community, and a strong academic support program that assists with long-term development of study skills. Students compete with the best educational systems and students from around the globe, and graduate prepared to excel in college and beyond.

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