Fostering a Love of Lifelong Learning

Top-notch educational opportunities are a priority in the Greater Wausau Region. Our districts are highly rated and feature teachers with impressive report cards themselves.

There are plenty of excellent public, charter and private schools to choose from within the region. The Greater Wausau Region is home to 18 private school systems, five charter schools and 11 public school districts. Many of these have additional programs dedicated to student growth and success, including Head Start, ESL and Gifted & Talented.

When it comes to higher education, solid partnerships are the key. The educational community fosters strong bonds between local businesses, the private sector and other academia. Our higher learning scene includes the Medical College of Wisconsin, Northcentral Technical College, Rasmussen College and the UWSP at Wausau. Lakeland College, Upper Iowa University and Silver Lake College offer additional options.

Get Connected at Local Libraries

If you’re looking to supplement learning at any stage of the game, visit the Marathon County Public Library with its headquarters in downtown Wausau or at eight other branches throughout the county. The T.B. Scott Free Library in Merrill is also a great resource. These are the places to go for education, family entertainment, technology resources and, of course, books. Here, you can also join book clubs, take writing workshops and enjoy story times with the little ones. Plus, they’re all free!

Featured Events

Central Wisconsin Chinese New Year Festival

On Saturday, January 25th, Central Wisconsin will celebrate the Year of the Rat! Events highlighting Chinese culture are scheduled throughout […]

Ironbull Winter Triathlon

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Wausau Polar Plunge presented by Linetec

In 2019, 240 brave souls took the Polar Plunge in Wausau. The best part? After their bodies returned to 98.6°F […]

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