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  • Bridgewater Mrs. Danielson's Art Class Work
    Our students are wonderful artists.
  • Bridgewater Student Music Science Project
    Music and science converge to provide a memorable lesson.
  • Bridgewater Scavenger Hunt
    Students enjoy a nature walk outside.

Bridgewater Elementary

World-class Learning for Elementary Students Grades K–5

Bridgewater Elementary School, situated on a 14-acre campus just south of downtown Northfield, is a K–5 public school serving approximately 500 students. It serves the neighborhoods on Northfield’s southern side and the rural area south of Highway 19 and west of Highway 246. Students benefit from an active parent-teacher organization and many parent volunteers.

The staff is intensely dedicated to offering a high quality, well-rounded education that strives to meet the specific needs of each student. We focus on empowering our students in their learning and building a solid foundation for their educational journeys.


Learning in Nature

Bridgewater’s curriculum incorporates nature themes. The grounds feature the Rachel Carson Nature Area, which is home to a variety of trees, shrubs and plants native to Minnesota. Exposing students to nature:

  • Encourages movement and exploration
  • Reduces obesity
  • Stimulates creativity
  • Improves test scores

Academic Opportunities

We offer a comprehensive core curriculum that includes a Spanish immersion option through our Compañeros program. Educational specialists provide student experiences in the following areas:

  • Art
  • Vocal, string and instrumental music
  • Physical education
  • Media