About SLP Schools

Spring Lake Park Schools has three K-4 elementary schools, a K-4 Spanish immersion school, a grades 5-8 intermediate and middle school, a grades 9-12 high school, a school for highly-gifted students ages 6-18, and an online distance-learning program. There are also a variety of early learning programs offered for families.

Learning is personal - Spring Lake Park Schools

Learning is personal. That's why each day, we work to know each student by name, strength, interest and need and create a learning experience just for them. When students are known and feel like they belong, there are no limits to learning. Everything is possible. Learning is passion.

Early Childhood and Preschool

In the Spring Lake Park Schools' Early Childhood and Preschool programs, we help young children explore the world through creative, hands-on learning. We also recognize that a family provides a child's first and most important learning. 

Two Early Childhood students playing with blocks

Centerview, Northpoint and Park Terrace Elementary Schools, grades K-4

Centerview, Northpoint and Park Terrace staff members believe all students can and will be successful through personalized and engaging learning experiences. Each child is unique and staff work to build meaningful relationships so each student feels valued, inspired, and has a sense of belonging. Centerview is our newest school, which opened in fall 2018.

A Centerview student smiling with headphones

Woodcrest Spanish Immersion, grades K-4

Woodcrest Spanish Immersion is a magnet school of choice for kindergarten – fourth grade students. All core subjects, and all interactions between students and teachers are done in Spanish. Beginning in grade three, students experience a dual literacy program; with language arts instruction in both English and Spanish. Staff believe language is the portal to any culture, and a bilingual education will increase access to multiple world cultures for all students.

Woodcrest student smiling and holding magnifying glasses

Westwood Intermediate and Middle School, grades 5-8

While all under one roof, Westwood has separate programs and spaces for grades 5-6 intermediate students and grades 7-8 middle school students. One principal oversees the Westwood complex and an associate principal leads each school. Because of the unique grade and building configuration, staff are able to personalize their professional development. Staff focus on creating a learning environment that encourages Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-Control (C.A.R.E.S.) skills. Staff make learning come alive for students through the use of active learning, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) projects, and access to 1:1 technology.

Two Westwood students smiling with iPads

Spring Lake Park High School, grades 9-12

Staff are focused on preparing each student for college and career success through core and elective course offerings, Advanced Placement courses, a robust advisory program and a comprehensive list of co-curricular and extra-curricular offerings. The district-wide digital 1:1 initiative provides each student with a technology device to support their learning. Students have earned recent conference, state and national recognition in dance line, emergency health care, knowledge bowl, science, hockey, swimming, tennis and football. Nearly 96 percent of Spring Lake Park High School’s graduating seniors have post-secondary plans, including two-year or four-year colleges and universities, technical certification programs, or careers in the military.

Three SLPHS students smiling while walking through the school

Lighthouse School for gifted and insatiable learners, ages 6-18

The Lighthouse School is a unique educational opportunity for the highly gifted. Its uniqueness emerges in the curriculum approach that focuses on the 21st century skills of critical and creative thinking, inquiry, collaboration and competition. Lighthouse students come from throughout the metro area and have been in private schools, public schools, online schools and home schools. 

SLP Schools Online

SLP Schools Online is Spring Lake Park Schools’ fully online learning option for students in grades K-12. At SLP Schools Online, students experience learning specific to their individual strengths, interests and needs covering the same concepts as their in-school peers but tailored to an online environment. SLP Schools Online is open to any student who lives in Minnesota at no additional cost. SLP Schools Online for grades K-12 is approved by the Minnesota Department of Education.

A SLPHS student working on her iPad