• Welcome from the Principal


    Welcome to the Nathan F. Twining Elementary and Middle School website. Twining School is located on the Grand Forks Air Force Base, approximately 16 miles west of Grand Forks, N.D. Our school is home to students of military members who live or work on the Base. Twining School is unique from other schools in the district in that our grade level configuration of grades kindergarten through 8th grade is the only one of its kind. Not only is the grade configuration unusual, it also is the only school that houses both an elementary unit (K-5) and middle school unit (6-8) under one roof. We also have a full day Head Start program. Following their 8th grade year at Twining School, students transition to Central High School in Grand Forks.  

    Twining School is part of Grand Forks Public Schools. The Air Force Base has its own school board, but contracts with Grand Forks Public Schools for education of all of its students. All resources including special services, professional development, and curriculum are provided through the Grand Forks Public School District. Military children and their families have all of the same educational opportunities on the GFAFB as do those families that reside in the city of Grand Forks.    

    Our school is working with several important programs at this time: Character Education, the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program, Response to Intervention for Academics and Behavior, Daily 5, Read 180, System 44, Reading Recovery, School-Wide Enrichment Program (SWEP), AdvancEd School Improvement Program, student netbook project, and the Marzano Teacher Evaluation model. We are committed to providing our students with staff who are highly-trained strategists and effective in the classroom as well as programs that are research-based and effective.

    As a staff, we are proud to serve the families of the military members who help keep the freedoms we enjoy everyday. Should you need additional information not found on this site, please call our school office at 701-787-5100. Again, welcome to the Grand Forks Air Force Base and Nathan F. Twining School. We are glad you’re here!

    Mrs. Shari Bilden, Principal

    Nathan F. Twining Elementary and Middle School