Recently Mrs. Lois Lewis the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher at Indus School was awarded the Educator of Excellence from the Minnesota Rural Education Association. Watch her acceptance video here.


The Minnesota School District in the Heart of the Northwoods

Focused on the "Nature" of Learning  . . .

About ISD #363                                                                     (Click Map for detailed directions)

The South Koochiching ~ Rainy River School District has two K-12 schools located in northern Minnesota.                   
  • Northome School and the District Office are located in the southwest corner of the district in the town of Northome.
  • Indus School is located at the north end of the district in Birchdale.
These schools offer unique opportunities to learn in nature.  The experience begins with 80 acres of land that is laced with ski and wildlife trails. This beautiful northern acreage is enhanced by various geographic features such as the Northome School Forest and pond, which attract wildlife year around. The Rainy River location of the Indus School is ideal for students to experience the nature and history of the Grand Mound and the Canadian Shield. Both schools also utilize the Big Bog State Recreation Area and the knowledgeable staff of the DNR.

Technology blends into our efforts to learn "naturally" in the north woods of Minnesota. Both schools provide students with state-of-the-art, technology integrated classrooms and curriculum.  The schools give students access to excellent technological devices (computers, tablets, wifi, SmartBoards, weather stations, gps, etc ...) in spacious and modern buildings, with a design that is community-based and attractive to students and staff alike.  Student to teacher ratios are low and computer to student ratios are high. 
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