Principal Welcome

Welcome to Scenic Heights Elementary!

Joe Wacker

I want to welcome you to Scenic Heights School. We are a school that attracts families from many metro area school districts because of the wonderful options we offer to families who value excellence in education.

Our English elementary program is very popular and boasts some of the best class sizes and highest student achievement around. We are focused on meeting the needs of every child on the learning continuum. Whether your child has special needs, needs extra support or encouragement, is gifted or highly gifted, we have a place for them to wonder, discover, learn and excel.

All children at Scenic Heights benefit from outstanding teachers, strong family involvement and leading educational technology. We are fortunate to employ specialists in art, music, band, orchestra, choir, physical education and information media. With a designated school forest lining our property, our students enjoy wonderful outdoor learning opportunities.

We also offer Chinese Immersion as an option for Kindergartners whose parents would like them to learn a foreign language while learning the Minnetonka curriculum. Families who elect the Immersion Program are asked to make a six-year commitment to the program (K-5), with an opportunity to continue their language learning through middle school and high school, if they choose. Unique sister-school relationships in China allow all of our students to experience a global connection and all Scenic Heights students are exposed to a rich bilingual school community.

Finally, Scenic Heights is home to the Navigator Program for highly gifted students (IQ 145+). Navigator students in 2nd through 5th grade are uniquely challenged in an age-appropriate environment that takes their unique abilities, intensity and processing speed into consideration.

No matter what program is the right fit for your child and your family, you will find a warm, welcoming, child-centered learning community at Scenic Heights. We understand that every child is unique, with individual gifts, hopes and dreams. Our job is to inspire in each child a love of learning and a passion to excel. We love our work! At Scenic Heights we have many programs, but we are all Scenic Heights learners—a diverse educational family.

Please contact me if you have any questions. I’d enjoy giving you a tour and showing you all that Scenic Heights has to offer!

Joe Wacker, Principal

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