About Our School
Welcome to Minnewashta Elementary!
Volunteerism and parent involvement are hallmarks of Minnewashta School. Our goal is for every parent to be actively involved in their child's learning. Volunteering is a great place to meet other parents, learn about what your child is learning and form stronger bonds with your child. The research is clear, children whose parents are invovled in their education do better in school.
Minnewashta is a Kindergarten through grade 5 elementary school serving students in Shorewood, Excelsior, Victoria, Chanhassen, and Tonka Bay. Our elementary school currently has about 750 students and 90 staff members. As part of the Minnetonka Public Schools system, we are the western most school in the district, located on the scenic south shore of Lake Minnetonka. We are a neighborhood school with a high level of collaboration between teachers and parents. Our parent community is very involved in the students' lives and learning, providing the best possible learning environment for children.
In addition to providing an outstanding traditional elementary education taught in English, families at Minnewashta have an option of enrolling in a Spanish Language Immersion Option beginning in kindergarten. Students may only enter the immersion program in kindergarten, unless they demonstrate an appropriate level of Spanish fluency to enter at a later grade. Families who choose the immersion option are asked to make a six year commitment to the program.
Minnewashta will be a school where:
- Everyone respects themselves and others
- Everyone is safe and having fun
- Everyone does their very best