Located near St. Olaf College, Greenvale Park Elementary School is nestled in a residential area and surrounded by—what else—lots of green space. Greenvale Park opened in 1971 as an open school for grades one through six. In 1989, the interior of the building was remodeled to move away from the open school configuration. Though many classrooms were added, most walls above head-height are glass and the sense of openness remains.
All three of the elementary schools in the district serve students in grades K-5 and provide a variety of early interventions and supports, including: Title I, English Learner and Special Education services; Professional Learning Communities (PLCs); and Response to Intervention (RtI). There are two academic options for grades 1-5 at the elementary schools—Contemporary and Compañeros. Read more about academics.
All students receive instruction from specialists in the areas of physical education, music, media and art. District staff members meet on Wednesday mornings to not only continue their learning, but to work on responses to student learning.
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Greenvale Park has an active Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) and many parents volunteer at school. We also are host for the Greenvale Park Community School, an initiative providing free, out-of-school time programming for students and families.