Schools

All eight of District 197's schools offer strong academic programs that emphasize 21st century skills such as creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Our highly-qualified, caring teachers focus on the social, emotional and academic growth of each individual child. Find more information about our schools and educational programs using the links below. 

Early Learning | Elementary Schools | Middle Schools | High School | Additional Programs
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EARLY LEARNING / PRESCHOOL
The Early Learning Program of District 197, provided through TriDistrict Community Education, offers a variety of opportunities for families with children birth to Kindergarten-age living in the district community. District community collaborations and partnerships provide the Early Learning program with the opportunity to provide innovative programming and the highest quality early learning experience for children. Learn more.
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (K-4)
The district's five elementary schools — two neighborhood schools and three magnet schools — serve students in Kindergarten through Grade 4. Schools range in size from 270-400 students and offer a well-defined, comprehensive and inclusive curriculum. 

All elementary schools offer strong academic programs that emphasize 21st century skills such as creativity, collaboration, communication and critical thinking. Our highly-qualified, caring teachers focus on the social, emotional and academic growth of each individual child. Learn more.
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Garlough Environmental Magnet School  |  Mendota Elementary School  |  Moreland Arts & Health Sciences Magnet School  |  Pilot Knob STEM Magnet School  |  Somerset Elementary School


MIDDLE SCHOOLS (5-8)
District 197's two middle schools serve students in grades 5-8. Both Friendly Hills and Heritage capitalize on the natural curiosity of young adolescents. 

Students continue to delve into the core subjects while also exploring new disciplines such as world language, technology education, and family and consumer science. Students also have the option of taking band, orchestra or choir. Schedules allow advanced students to take higher level classes, such as high school geometry, in the subject in which they excel. Additional elective courses and co-curricular activities are offered for students at both schools. Learn more.
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Friendly Hills Middle School  |  Heritage E-STEM Magnet School


HIGH SCHOOL (9-12)
Henry Sibley High School is a four-year high school with a proud heritage, strong present, and promising future. Its mission is to promote lifelong learning in a supportive and respectful environment that encourages maximum achievement for all. 

Henry Sibley offers students multiple opportunities to explore academics, activities and athletics. The comprehensive curriculum enables students to meet their academic goals while also developing their leadership, social and community responsibility objectives. Learn more.
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ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS
Branch Out, Dakota County Area Learning Schools, and School Age Care. Learn more.