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Creating an innovative, dedicated, safe and caring environment for students

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Welcome to
Glacial Hills Elementary

We provide an enriched learning environment for students in PreK-6th grade that has helped countless students learn, develop, and grow. We are a public, tuition-free school that offers small class sizes. We embrace experiential learning, student-centered instruction, and learning outside the classroom to teach Minnesota Academic Standards and environmental education.

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Go Eagles!

Our Philosophy of Education

Discover the difference at our innovative, tuition-free charter school, where we prioritize student-centered learning, foster community partnerships, and champion environmental education.

Our dynamic staff thrives on pushing boundaries and crafting outside-the-box educational experiences for our students. We believe in breaking down traditional subject barriers, opting instead for holistic, real-world learning opportunities that prepare students for success in today's interconnected world.

Central to our educational philosophy is project-based learning (PBL), a methodology that encourages collaborative problem-solving and critical thinking. Through PBL, students cultivate meaningful relationships, hone effective communication skills, and engage deeply with ideas, moving beyond rote memorization to embrace true understanding.

Aligned seamlessly with our environmentally-focused curriculum, PBL empowers students to tackle complex challenges and become lifelong, passionate learners invested in both their education and their community.

Join us on our journey to reimagine and revolutionize education on Facebook, and witness firsthand the transformative power of our unconventional approach!

State Park Family Day

State Park Family Day

Students Learning to Survey

Students Learning to Survey

Reading Outdoors

Reading Outdoors

Preschool in Nature

Preschool in Nature

Andes Ski Trip

Andes Ski Trip

Color Run Fun

Color Run Fun

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tent

geocaching

geocaching

gardening

gardening

Canning Tomatoes

Canning Tomatoes

Fishing at the marina!

Fishing at the marina!

Project-based learning

Project-based learning

State Park Family Day

State Park Family Day

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

State Park Family Day

State Park Family Day

Pancake Breakfast

Pancake Breakfast

We may

be small, but 

we have great 

things to offer 

kids!

Ready to Enroll?

Enrolling at Glacial Hills Elementary is quick and easy with our online forms.

Need to Make a Payment?

Go to our online store to pay for after school care, child care, and preschool.

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