Why Be a Bear?

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Benefits of being a Bear:

  • Student-centered instruction. We believe all students grow and learn in different ways and at different rates, all can achieve.
  • More academic opportunities to explore interests, excel and design your future.
  • Students are agents and owners of their own learning in an environment that is safe, supportive and challenging — with high expectations for student success.
  • Our educators inspire, facilitate, and challenge students, nurturing curiosity and confidence. We provide a window to their future.
  • We are transforming learning. Our flexible learning spaces and learning studios ignite opportunities for communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking.

See for yourself what we're all about!

District Mission

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

Check out our programs!

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