Public schools are operated by the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. There are also private, or Christian schools in Soldotna. Alaska residents also have the option to home-school.
Whether you’re looking for world-class educational opportunities for your children or yourself, Greater Soldotna has it all. Our Kenai Peninsula Borough School District has received state and national honors for excellence in the classroom. In addition, they have made significant capital investments to renovate facilities and to update technology and curricula. Several private and religious schools offer additional education options. Kenai Peninsula College (KPC), Alaska Christian College and Amundsen Educational Center are all located within an easy driving distance to enhance the educational opportunities for our residents by offering higher learning opportunities.
Soldotna is home to the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District (KPBSD). The District covers the entire borough (25,600 square miles; that’s roughly the size of West Virginia!) and includes 42 schools — 14 elementary, four middle, nine secondary, and 15 small schools. We are proud that 85% of our district graduates enroll in some form of post-secondary education or training. Soldotna has three elementary schools, one middle school, and one senior high school. We also have public charter, Montessori, and home school programs.
Soldotna Montessori (Located in Soldotna Elementary)
River City Academy (Located in Skyview Middle)
Tuition based education offer smaller classes and flexible curriculums. And, in most cases, private schools in Greater Soldotna will offer faith based learning. However, it is important to understand that private schools in Alaska do not require teacher certification, although many teachers hold degrees or are working towards them. This is important to keep in mind if you are moving to Soldotna looking for a special needs program.
The Study: primarily pre-k to 6th grade
Grace Lutheran School: pre-k to 8th grade
Kenai Classical School: 7-12th grade
Cook Inlet Academy: pre-k to 12th
There is no shortage of higher education opportunities in Greater Soldotna. Both public and private intuitions offer a wide range of associate, undergraduate, graduate, and vocational programs. Kenai Peninsula College, a community campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage, continues to offer a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs as well as E-Leaning Certificate and Degree Programs. All qualifying junior and senior high schoolers have access to JumpStart, a discounted tuition program. They can take college credits for a discounted rate while still in high school!
Licensed child care centers in Soldotna vary in size as well as in scope. While some offer progressive curriculums and the latest advancements for preschools, others are more intimate daycare centers that take a more relaxed approach to childcare. In addition to child care centers, Soldotna has a handful of group home daycares; these can be a personable alternative to the larger centers. Whatever your priorities, finding the right daycare center for your child is important.
Licensed Child Care Providers
Kyrie N’ Friends
Hope for the Future
Little People’s Learning World
Creative Play & Preschools, LTD
Soldotna Kids Early Learning Center LLC
Ridgeway Montessori Preschool
Opportunity is all around you in Soldotna. Opportunities abound for continuing your education, advancing your career, connecting to a community or simply living a healthy life… there are ways to do it all!