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Street Address 19850 Fenway Ave. N.
Forest Lake, MN 55025
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Phone 651-464-0771
Grades Served PreK-12
Enrollment # 1301
District # 4116
Congressional District 8
Legislative District 33A
Authorizer Volunteers of America - Minnesota (VOA)

Upper School – Grades 6-12

19850 Fenway Ave N
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Lower School – Grades 1-5

246 11th Ave SE
Forest Lake, MN 55025 

Kinder Center - Preschool & Kindergarten

121 11th Ave SE 
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Programmatic Focus

International Baccalaureate, Chinese & Spanish Immersion


To prepare tomorrow’s critical thinkers and global citizens through language acquisition and inquiry-driven study.


Opened Fall, 2004

Awards & Recognition

MDE School Finance Award - 2007-2021
2020 - 2015 Consecutive National School of Character Promising Practices Awards
2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2015, 2012 Award of Excellence in School Board Governance and Award of Excellence in School Financial Management and Oversight from the Volunteers of America – Minnesota
2021 - 2005 Consecutive Education Finance Awards from the Minnesota Department of Education


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Kathy Bystrom, Director of Advancement


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