Welcome to White Bear Lake Area Schools
The community at the forefront of educational excellence, honoring our legacy and courageously building the future.
The White Bear Lake Area School District serves all or parts of Birchwood, Gem Lake, Hugo, Lino Lakes, Little Canada, Maplewood, North Oaks, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Township.
The school district, with a total population of approximately 63,000 residents, serves nearly 9,000 students PreK-12. The district also offers adult basic education, community education classes, recreation offerings and a senior program.
The mission of the White Bear Lake Area School District, the community at the forefront of educational excellence, honoring our legacy and courageously building the future, is to ensure each student realizes their unique talents and abilities, and makes meaningful contributions with local and global impact through a vital system distinguished by:
- Students who design and create their own future
- A culture that respects diverse people and ideas
- Safe, nurturing and inspiring experiences
- Exceptional staff and families committed to student success
- Abundant and engaged community partners
To nurture the whole student, we disrupt systemic inequities by recognizing, honoring, and embracing all cultures with humility and respect.
4-Way Equity Decision Making Protocol
- How does this help to provide opportunities to students who have been marginalized within the system in the past?
- How does this help to ensure equitable access for all?
- How does this help to eliminate barriers based on race/ethnicity, gender, disability, age, or other protected groups?
- How does this ensure that the same rigorous standards for academic performance exist for all students?