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Education and learning in Shoreview, Minnesota is the focus of this guide. Topics related to local schools, of any level or type, are appropriate for this category.

As with other Minnesota communities, one of the first items of concern, when the region was settled, was that of educating the children. One of the early schools in the region was the School District #4 School, which began operation in 1858. At one time serving the entire township, the school was known as the District #4 School or as the Red School, a reference to the red brick that was used to build it.

The Wilbur Lake School, or the District #28 School, was established on the north shore of what is now known as Lake Shoreview in 1891. The outside of the building was whitewashed, while the interior walls had brown tongue and groove wainscot with light green paint on the wall above. The first teacher in that school was Mary Guiney.

The Hill Farm School (District #25) was a red brick school constructed by James J. Hill for the children of his employees and the surrounding community sometime before 1886.

The Turtle Lake School (District #35) was built near Turtle Lake in 1895. Besides serving as a schoolhouse, the building was a community center, hosting seasonal parties and pie socials. It was in operation until 1950.

Currently, the city is served by two public school districts, Mounds View District #621 and Roseville District #623. The Mounds View District is based in Shoreview, although the district also serves Arden Hills, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, Roseville, and Vadnais Heights.

The public K-5th-grade schools located in Shoreview include Emmet D. Williams Elementary School, a PK-6th-grade school operated by District #623, as well as Island Lake Elementary School and Turtle Lake Elementary School, which are operated by District #621.

The Snail Lake Education Center offers early childhood (pre-kindergarten) and kindergarten programs. Other District #621 educational programs in Shoreview include CLT Shoreview, which is a community-based initiative between the Mounds View and Roseville Public Schools designed to meet the transitional needs of students with special needs who are between eighteen and twenty-one years of age.

The REACH Academy is a special education program offered through District #621 that provides educational and emotional services for students in the 8-12th grades. The REACH Transition program, serving special education students 17-21 years of age, focuses on meeting graduation requirements, as well as on the areas of independent living and job training.

Oak Hill Montessori School is a private school in Shoreview, enrolling students from the age of sixteen months through the eighth grade. Another Montessori-style school in Shoreview is the Musical Montessori, which uses Montessori methods to teach music to children from thirty-three months to five years of age, as well as phonics, language, math, sensory skills, problem-solving, science, art, geography, and culture..

The Saint Odilia School is a PK-8th grade Catholic School, sponsored by the Catholic Community of Saint Odilia.

Lionsgate Academy Shoreview offers a transition-focused program specializing in students with autism spectrum disorders. Its Shoreview facility enrolls students in the 7-12th grades.

These and any other schools or educational programs in Shoreview are appropriate for this category, as are any Shoreview-based websites that focus on topics related to education, teaching, instruction, or learning.

 

 

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