Breck School 123 Ottawa Ave N, Golden Valley, MN55422 Breck School has provided a quality education to Minnesota's youth since the late 1800s; developing a reputation for…More blending innovation and tradition in the classroom. The school has been in Golden Valley since 1981, occupying the space that once housed Golden Valley High School. The private school's mission is to "Prepare each student for a college whose culture is compatible with the individual's needs, interests, and abilities." Breck's campus houses the entire PK-12 school in a single building. However, those schools are divided into three academic divisions: the Lower School (pre-4); the Middle School (5-8); and the Upper School (9-12). Those students have access to some of the most state-of-the-art educational technology available. For instance, students in grades 4-12 all receive laptops, which are meant to be used as supplements to textbooks. Students can also choose between a number of extracurricular activities and sports teams.
Robbinsdale Cooper High School 8230 47th Ave N, New Hope, MN55428 Robbinsdale Cooper High School is a senior high school serving students who reside in Golden Valley. Cooper became an…More International Baccalaureate School in July 1998, and it offers the IB Middle Years and International Baccalaureate programs, along with a wide variety of courses and curricula suited to the needs of all its students. It offers a comprehensive fine arts and music program, as well as many extra-curricular activities, including many athletic programs. Cooper students and alumni are referred to as Hawks, after the school's mascot.
A fixture in the Golden Valley community since 1884, Meadowbrook Elementary School has more than 640 students who…More have access to some of the most state-of-the-art learning technology available.
Meadowbrook has its own garden, an outdoor classroom, a snack cart that serves nutritious food to children, a media center, a massive playground and a gymnasium other schools would envy. The latter exists thanks to a $4 million collaboration between the City of Golden Valley and the Hopkins School District.
The school was recently renovated, but aside from the new interior, one impressive feature you'll find in first-, second-, fifth- and some sixth-grade classrooms is that chairs have been replaced by big exercise balls. School administrators say the balls create an active learning environment for students.
More than 40 percent of Meadowbrook students are open-enrolled from other school districts, and many grade levels have waiting lists. Twenty percent of Meadowbrook students are students of color.
In the words of Principal Greta Evans-Becker, "It's more than a school, it's a community."