Our school is nestled along Battle Creek Regional Park. The wooded hills, trails and wetlands provide a unique opportunity for students to learn firsthand about Minnesota’s many natural resources. We emphasize hands-on learning by using the peaceful forest and groomed trails of the park for activities ranging from pond studies to nature walks. In addition to core subjects, students have opportunities in music, physical education and science.
Our active parents help promote our school and raise funds to provide additional resources and activities. Partnerships with the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Ordway Performing Arts Center, STARBASE and YMCA enhance every child’s school experience. At Battle Creek, students learn self-confidence and good citizenship in a place surrounded by nature.
Battle Creek Elementary Environmental Magnet is located next to Battle Creek Park. The park contains woods, grassy areas and wetlands.
Students have the opportunity to examine the ecosystems, observe wildlife, examine plant life, and explore the area on foot and on cross country skis. The importance of developing problem solving and decision making skills in determining human actions is stressed.
Battle Creek provides a safe, supportive, learning environment in which all children are valued and can reach their full potential. Students are expected to take responsibility for their learning behavior as outlined in the St. Paul School Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. Student's achievements are recognized within the classroom and at monthly award assemblies.
The staff of Battle Creek is well prepared to fulfill its mission. More than 75 percent of the teachers hold advanced degrees. Every faculty member is fully licensed by the state of Minnesota. In addition, the faculty includes teachers who have earned National Board of Teaching Certification.
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