Early Childhood and Preschool

Parent and Infant Playing

Early Childhood Family Center

Stillwater’s Early Childhood Family Center has been open since August of 2013. This wonderful new facility houses a variety of programs for district residents from birth through adulthood. 

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Our early childhood preschool program brings preschool age children together with the goal of offering engaging, nurturing, creative learning opportunities in a safe and enriched classroom.

Elementary Schools

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Afton-Lakeland Elementary

Afton-Lakeland is a friendly and welcoming neighborhood school located along the St. Croix River. With an outstanding staff supporting them, our 500 students are challenged and thrive academically and socially.

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Andersen Elementary

We have a long tradition of excellence at Andersen Elementary. We first opened our doors in 1919, and nearly 100 years later continue to provide an outstanding education to our 350 students. We're located in Bayport - along the St. Croix River. 

Kindergarten Class

Lake Elmo Elementary

Our school is proud of its rich tradition of providing high quality instruction to all our students. The diversity of our 700 students makes Lake Elmo a unique place to grow and learn. 

Welcome to Lily Lake

Lily Lake Elementary

Lily Lake Elementary School is located in Stillwater, MN and in the heart of the beautiful St. Croix River Valley. We help each of our 555 children reach their academic potential and develop the skills to be outstanding citizens in our community

Students Outdoors

Marine Elementary

Marine is a small school with a big heart where teachers and staff get to know families personally. Our rural setting in the forest along the St. Croix River allows us to blend outdoor stewardship and the arts into unforgettable learning experiences for students.

Pre-K Student

Oak Park Elementary

Oak Park Elementary is a community of about 480 learners representing a wide array of ages and abilities. The diversity of our student body makes Oak Park an exciting and welcoming place to learn and grow.

Students on Monkey Bars

Rutherford Elementary

Rutherford School is an exceptional learning environment! Key elements which drive us are learning, innovation and creativity. We believe positive relationships and collaboration are essential for students to succeed.

Karen Rose Garden

Stonebridge Elementary

 Stonebridge Elementary was established in 1971 and has been a Peace Site since 2001. Stonebridge accommodates the unique learning styles of its 470 students and helps them develop independence and responsibility. 

Valley Crossing Community School

Valley Crossing is a unique school, shared by three school districts. We are a child-centered place based on the best practices in curriculum, organization, and architecture. 

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Withrow Elementary

We invite you to discover our wonderful learning community located in Hugo, MN where we focus on developing the whole child – social, emotional, and academic. Our test scores are consistently among the highest in the state and we are a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School.

Junior High Schools

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Oak-Land Junior High School

Oak-Land Junior High is one of two junior highs in the Stillwater Area Public School District and serves nearly 850 students from Afton-Lakeland, Andersen, Lake Elmo and Valley Crossing elementary schools. With a unique and diverse student body, we celebrate differences and work together to create community.

Students in Pony Apparel

Stillwater Junior High School

Stillwater Junior High School is one of two junior high schools in the Stillwater Area Public School District, and serves students from Lily Lake, Marine, Oak Park, Stonebridge, Rutherford and Withrow elementary schools. Our school is home to more 1,000 students who are active and involved in our local as well as in our global community. 

High School

Students in Art Class

Stillwater Area High School

Welcome to the home of the Ponies. We are the oldest high school in the state and have a long tradition of high expectations and outstanding achievement. In academic, arts, and athletics, Stillwater students succeed!

Alternative Education

Students on Computers

St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center

The St. Croix Valley ALC is a state-approved alternative program designed to provide options for students who are experiencing difficulty in the traditional system. We offer small classes, individual attention, and non-traditional approaches to learning.

Targeted Services

Classes are offered to eligible students in grades 1-8.  Days and times vary from site to site with some before school and others after school.  Summer Success classes are offered at three air-conditioned sites in late July into early August.


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18-21 Transition

Transition provides opportunities for students with disabilities, ages 18-21, to gain independent living skills, transition skills, social and functional skills and self-advocacy in real-life settings.