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Academic Excellence

Access to comprehensive curriculum that assures Edina students are ready for the challenges and opportunities that await them

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Engaging Community

Opportunities and communication build strong partnerships throughout the community in support of Edina students

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Developing Leaders

Edina school leaders are students, parents and employees who are committed to innovation and continuous improvement

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Positive Learning Environment

Whole student support means students feel safe physically and emotionally so they can grow academically, personally and socially

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Equitable, Inclusive Culture

We welcome, respect, support and value everyone, and the perspectives and contributions they bring to the school community

About the ELC

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Learn more about the Early Learning Center today!



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The ELC offers a variety of classes for our youngest learners and parents.


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Check in on your child's health and development and connect with appropriate resources.


Parent Education

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The goal of Parent Education is to enhance the ability of all parents and caregivers to provide the best environment for their child's learning and growth.


Future Ready Competencies

Responsible, Engaged Citizen

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High level of integrity and ethical action; Works for the good of community; Empathetic, compassionate, and open-minded; Accepts responsibility for self 

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Effective Communicator and Collaborator

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Effective listener, speaker and writer; Strong social and interpersonal skills; Works as a leader and contributor in academic and social settings

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Globally Competent Individual

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Possesses a diverse and informed world perspective; Effectively communicates in at least two world languages; Embraces individual and cultural diversity, and seeks multicultural interactions

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Innovative Thinker and Creator

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Proficient in multiple literacies; Thinks and produces creatively; Applies original solutions to problems or challenges; Analyzes and evaluates information sources

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Motivated Life-long Learner

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Understands needs as a learner; Persists when faced with adversity; Sets personal learning goals; Values continuous learning and seeks opportunities for growth

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Well-rounded Person

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Maintains a healthy, balanced lifestyle through informed decisions; Adapts to new and challenging situations; Commits to physical, social, and emotional well-being

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Defining Excellence

Edina Public Schools routinely receives accolades and awards for its programming.

Niche Award
Music Education
Common Sense
French Education
Special Olympics