Elementary Curriculum Overview
The elementary school experience provides a foundation for learning for all students. From the beginning of kindergarten, students learn the wide variety of skills necessary for success in school and out of school. There is a focus on foundational skills in reading, math, science, and social studies. We recognize the importance of the arts, fitness and health, Spanish and technology on our students' ability to think creatively, globally, and in a healthy manner. The integration of technology assists in the personalization of education, creating more interactive lessons, and building skills that are becoming increasingly important for success, such as digital literacy, communication and collaboration. Our staff works with all students to help them excel. To accomplish this, they use ongoing formative assessments and work in Professional Learning Teams to analyze student data to address individual needs.
Middle School Curriculum Overview
The mission of Wayzata Public Schools is to prepare all students for the future by providing a challenging education that builds academic competence, develops responsible citizenship, encourages creativity, promotes lifelong learning, advances critical thinking skills, instills a commitment to personal wellness and fosters respect for self and others.The middle school model reflects the attributes identified as essential for successful schools for young adolescents. Wayzata middle schools are challenging, empowering, equitable and developmentally responsive. Wayzata middle schools students continue to develop their skills and knowledge in the core areas of English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science and Health. Differentiated instruction and accelerated offerings allow students' needs to be met at individualized levels. In addition to the core classes, students have a wide variety of educational experiences in the encore classes of Art; Engineering, Technology and Design; Family and Consumer Science; Spanish; Physical Education; and Music.
High School Curriculum Overview
Character and Scholarship for LifeThe mission of Wayzata Public Schools is to prepare all students for the future by providing a challenging education that builds academic competence, develops responsible citizenship, encourages creativity, promotes lifelong learning, advances critical thinking skills, instills a commitment to personal wellness and fosters respect for self and others.With a modified block schedule, Wayzata High School students have the opportunity to maximize their learning opportunities. In addition to traditional course offerings, students have a wide array of electives from which to choose. Wayzata Public Schools is proud to offer 26 Advanced Placement courses. Ten departments offer students the opportunity to earn post-secondary credit through Advanced Placement offerings or Articulated Courses, which provide technical college credit to students while still in high school.