Welcome to Grafton


The Perfect Place to Raise a Family

Strong schools, caring neighbors, world-class healthcare, and more make Grafton the perfect place to raise a family. Conventional wisdom has led us to believe that amenities like first-rate education, quality healthcare, access to entertainment, and job opportunities are only available in big cities. But we don’t have to give up comfort and safety to give our families the life they deserve. In Grafton, North Dakota, we can access the opportunities and amenities we need while enjoying the small-town comforts and community we love. 

We have been at the forefront in developing our instructional model to accommodate all levels of learners in the district.  Students can earn up to 28 college credits prior to leaving the district giving them the opportunity to enter their major at the university level.   Extra-curriculars extend beyond the court, field, and ice. Our students can participate in musical and drama productions in our Grafton Performing Arts Center, a state-of-the-art auditorium equipped with technology, sound system and LED screen allowing for Broadway comparable visuals for all events.  

At North Valley Career and Technology Center, located right next door to our public school, students in Grafton can access hands-on education and career exploration opportunities they won’t find anywhere else.

High-quality healthcare, minus the commute.

With Unity Medical Center right in the heart of our city, along with independent dentists, chiropractors, and other care providers, you can keep your family healthy without having to drive hours to a larger city. Unity was selected in Modern Healthcare Magazine as a Best Place to Work in Healthcare 2022 and 2023. Knowing this award is based on employee feedback confirms Unity staff truly enjoy the work they do, the people they work with and the patients they care for.

Get involved with a local church community!

A strong faith is central to the lives of many of our residents, and the activities of the community reflect this attitude. Check out the listing of churches below!