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Mission, Beliefs and Vision


The mission of the Minnetonka School District is to ensure all students envision and pursue their highest aspirations while serving the greater good. In a community that transcends traditional definitions of excellence, we use learning and teaching as tools to value and nurture each person, inspire in everyone a passion to excel with confidence and hope, and instill expectations that stimulate extraordinary achievement in the classroom and in life.


We believe that:

  • An educated populace is integral to a democratic society.
  • Families have the primary responsibility to ensure the education of their children.
  • All adults are responsible for the care and welfare of all children.
  • All people deserve the opportunity to pursue their individual potential.
  • A person’s attitude is the most significant determinant of success.
  • Personal fulfillment comes from pursuing one’s passion.
  • Each person has fundamental, intrinsic worth.
  • The dignity of each person is sacred.
  • All people need to love and be loved.
  • All people have a right to live and work in a safe environment.
  • The uniqueness of each individual enriches the community.
  • All people have the right to express matters of conscience.
  • Effective communication is essential to building relationships and strengthening mutual commitment to purpose.
  • Integrity is essential to a meaningful relationship.


As a world-class organization dedicated to child-centered excellence, the Minnetonka School District will:

  • Challenge and support all students in the pursuit of their highest levels of academic and personal achievement.
  • Practice prudent and innovative management of public resources.
  • Advocate for strong academic and strong co-curricular programs.
  • Attract, develop, and support the highest quality teachers and other educational professionals.
  • Demand the highest standards of professional excellence in every level of the organization.
  • Create, pursue, and champion outstanding early childhood education opportunities so that all children enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed.
  • Tailor learning experiences to the needs of individual learners.
  • Create positive, enjoyable learning environments.
  • Foster the development of good character and social responsibility.
  • Inspire students to understand and serve the greater good.
  • Instill an abiding appreciation for the rights, privileges, and values of America’s system of government.
  • Produce outstanding graduates who are ready to contribute and thrive in a wide array of future pursuits and engage in life-long learning.
  • Earn and maintain broad-based community support.

Learn more

Download our Vision document.