• You have four great elementary school choices – two neighborhood schools and two magnet schools. The information below will help guide you through the process of choosing the right school for your child. We encourage you to reach out to the principle of each school you’re interested in to arrange a tour.

    Regardless of what school you choose, your kindergarten student will move from early learning fundamentals in reading, writing and math, to studies in science, social studies, and literature. Our dedicated and experienced staff attend to each child’s unique learning needs with personalized support.

    Richfield’s high academic standards for all subjects are carried through each of our elementary schools. Your child will be provided a stimulating and nurturing environment in which to thrive. The success of your child is supported through full-day programming, which provides more time to develop skills for future success.

    Neighborhood Schools

    Centennial and Sheridan Hills Elementary

    All area residents are invited to attend one of our neighborhood elementary schools, which offer excellent full-day kindergarten programs. While each school has its unique personality, both share a focus on the whole child to build confidence and achieve great academic growth. Centennial and Sheridan Hills Elementary Schools deliver a high-quality curriculum and innovative teaching methods to develop creative and critical thinkers that are prepared for a successful middle and high school experience.

    Neighborhood school info:

    • Specialist classes, like STEAM and Future Problem Solvers, further enrich learning.
    • Our strong, diverse schools have a family-feel and recognize that every student has gifts and ideas that are worthy.
    • Whether a child benefits from additional supports, like Targeted Services, or the additional challenges provided by a rigorous curriculum and a strong gifted and talented program, we meet your child where they are at and work with you to push them to the next level.
    • Extended learning opportunities are available through field trips and school assemblies. Community partnerships, like with Wood Lake Nature Center, provide out-of-the-ordinary environments that help to develop critical and creative thinking skills.
    • After-school activities, including regionally-competitive Lego League teams.
    • Our experienced, committed and caring educators and support staff work in partnership with families to ensure all students are poised to excel.

    Wondering how you can find you neighborhood school?

    Richfield residents that live on the east side of Nicollet Avenue are served by Centennial Elementary, while all district residents that reside on the west side of of Nicollet Avenue are served by Sheridan Hills Elementary. Want to see a map? Click here to see a district map.  

     

    Magnet Schools

    Richfield STEM Elementary

    R-STEM is a free elementary magnet school that focuses on educating students through a science, technology, engineering and math lens. This focus is paired with district-adopted curriculum to ensure students are receiving a strong foundation in all content areas while preparing them for future opportunities in STEM.

    R-STEM info:

    • Extended learning opportunities are available through community partnerships, field trips and school assemblies. Partner organizations include Wood Lake Nature Center, University of MN, Mayo Clinic, Exploradome, and Science House.
    • After-school activities include Future Problem Solvers, Targeted Services, and regionally-competitive Lego League.
    • Additional STEM spaces are used to deepen student learning. These dedicated spaces include the science lab, WOW (engineering lab), outdoor garden, technology lab, and media center.
    • Our experienced, committed and caring educators and support staff work in partnership with families to ensure all students are poised to excel.

    Richfield Dual Language School

    RDLS is a free Spanish dual-language magnet elementary school. This dual-language program allows students to become bilingual and bicultural while mastering Spanish and English. Spanish is spoken 90 percent of the instructional day in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms. Newly enrolled students are not required to have a previous background in Spanish.

    RDLS info:

    • RDLS students wear uniforms.
    • Highly-qualified and fully bilingual staff have diverse cultural and language backgrounds.
    • Students receive rich cultural education through special school programming.
    • After-school activities include Future Problem Solvers and Targeted Services.
    • A warm, welcoming community extends genuine care and support to each child and family.