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Old 01-10-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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Does anyone have a preference among the elementary schools in the Minnetonka school district or any pros and cons of a particular school? We are trying to decide and don't know anyone who has children currently enrolled here. Thanks!!
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Old 01-19-2011, 02:44 PM
 
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You're not going to go wrong with any of them. I'd pick whichever one is most convenient, one caveat being Minnewashta is quite full.

Minnetonka elementary schools have been popular recently due mainly to the introduction of language immersion programs - but I believe those are only open to kindergarten students. If you are interested in those and have an older student contact the district. Excelsior and Scenic Heights offer Chinese, which to my knowledge has only 1 or 2 classes per grade, all the others offer Spanish, which is very popular. Some of the schools have more Spanish classes than English, but once outside the home rooms it's basically all English all the time for all students (lunch, art, music, playground, etc.).

Recent school board decisions in neighboring Eden Prairie have many parents in that district quite upset and as a result there is surging interest in open enrolling to Minnetonka from there. I imagine next year will see a spike in enrollment for Scenic Heights and Clear Springs as both are geographically near the Eden Prairie border.

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Old 01-19-2011, 09:40 PM
 
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Thanks for your input threeputts! They all seem like great schools. We are moving to Minnetonka specifically for the immersion programs. It seems like they are doing a great job at nearly everything.
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:59 PM
 
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We moved to Minnetonka this fall specifically for the immersion program too. We will have a Kindergartener next year. You can't go wrong with any of the elementary schools in Minnetonka. They all have excellent teachers and good programs.
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