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  • Kindergarten student playing with a puzzle Is your child ready to begin an amazing kindergarten adventure? Richfield Public Schools provides a world-class education with a small-town feel where each student gets the focused, specialized attention they deserve.

    Our students are provided a stimulating and nurturing environment, and given tools to explore the world through classes in science, social studies, literature, mathematics, arts and technology. All of our kindergartners attend full-day classes, which provides more time to develop skills for future success.

    Richfield elementary parents have four great choices – two neighborhood schools and two magnet schools:

    Neighborhood Schools

    Centennial Elementary

    Centennial Elementary is a small neighborhood school that values all cultures and considers its diversity to be a strength. Small class sizes provide in-depth and personalized learning experiences for students, and enable staff to focus on ensuring student success at every level. Centennial provides a full-range of traditional educational offerings, innovative programs, and student support services. Teachers are experienced, committed, and genuinely care about the success of students and their families. Centennial staff strongly believes that student success is more achievable when families and teachers work together.

    Sheridan Hills Elementary

    Sheridan Hills Elementary is a small community school where we focus on the whole child to build confidence, develop creative and critical thinking skills, and achieve great academic growth. Students are given a solid foundation in math and literacy, as well as music, art, social studies, and science. Our strong, diverse school feels like a family and recognizes that every student has gifts and ideas that are worthy. Whether a child benefits from additional supports, 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. Our experienced, committed and caring educators and support staff work in partnership with families to ensure all students are poised to excel.

    Magnet Schools

    Richfield STEM Elementary

    Richfield STEM is a magnet elementary school where our teachers embed science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) into district-aligned curriculum. Dedicated science, technology and engineering lab rooms allow for in-depth lessons which guide students to actively learn and explore the world in the same ways as scientists and engineers. Students learn to ask questions, search for meaning, and explain their thinking. STEM courses are complemented by traditional core curriculum as well as music, art and phy ed.

    Our experienced, committed and caring educators and support staff work to ensure all students are poised to excel. We provide a school-wide system of support programs that includes: English language learners (ELL), newcomer academy, accelerated learners, special education, and a social-emotional curriculum.

    Our staff encourages and seeks out active partnerships with families, including a dynamic and engaged PTO, and community members to ensure that all individuals are inspired and empowered to learn, grow and excel. Staff partnerships with the Wood Lake Nature Center, Mayo Clinic, University of Minnesota, and others provide students with enhanced science experiences.


    Richfield Dual Language Elementary

    Richfield Dual Language is a magnet elementary school where students become bilingual and bicultural while mastering academics. Our highly-qualified and fully bilingual staff have diverse cultural and language backgrounds. Small class sizes allow classroom teachers, specialists and support staff to attend to each student’s unique learning needs and to help every student excel. Whether a child benefits from additional supports, 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. Our families enjoy a warm, welcoming community which extends genuine care and support to each student and family.