Kaleva Norman Dickson Schools is a K-12 school district located in the heart of the Manistee National Forest surrounded by beautiful forests and rivers. Kaleva Norman Dickson is located in the eastern half of Manistee county. Our district covers over 350 square miles. It is located 20 minutes from Lake Michigan. It is approximately 25 miles east of Manistee and 35 miles west of Cadillac. Its area is covered in a wilderness setting with many natural features including the Big and Little Manistee Rivers, the Manistee National Forest, the Pine River, and Bear Creek.
K-12 Vision and Mission
Vision: KND students will develop the relationships, skills, and knowledge necessary to achieve personal success as confident, responsible, and productive citizens.
Mission: At the KND School District, our mission is to provide a high quality and meaningful education to meet the needs of all students. By maintaining a safe and encouraging learning environment, we build relationships which provide social and emotional support. Students are given the tools to build the character necessary to excel in this technologically advanced world, become contributing members of society and lifelong learners. This mission is achieved through the collaboration of school, home, and community, which fosters our identity as a small school, big family.