Families in Arden Hills are served by two award-winning school districts, Mounds View and Roseville. Additionally, the city is home to two private 4-year universities, Bethel University and University of Northwestern, St. Paul.
Bethel University, a private interdenominational Christian university, is located in Arden Hills off the east shores of Lake Valentine.
University of Northwestern - St. Paul, a private Christian liberal arts university, is located on a campus that lies partially in Arden Hills and partially in Roseville, bordering the southern edge of Lake Johanna.
Arden Hills residents are served by nearby Ramsey County libraries in Roseville, New Brighton and Shoreview.