White Bear Lake Area Schools is currently offering In-Person Learning, with a Full Distance Learning option for those who choose it, for all students K-12+. Regardless of which learning model offered, we are committed to providing an engaging, equitable and quality learning experience for each student.

Find additional information at the COVID-19 Info & Dashboard page. District plans will continue to be updated as the situation evolves.

The nine elementary schools in the White Bear Lake Area School District serves students in kindergarten through 5th grades. Children are eligible to be enrolled in the White Bear Lake Area Public Schools if their legal address is within the boundaries of the school district. To enroll a child in kindergarten, he/she must be five years of age on or before September 1.

For more information about elementary schools and their curricula, call the Office of Teaching and Learning at (651) 407-7568.

Overview of Elementary Curriculum

Special Programs

Academic Standards

Standards approved by the Minnesota Department of Education and the Legislature. (All are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader)

International Baccalaureate at Matoska International

Matoska International IB World School is a K-5 public school option available to families within the White Bear Lake Area School District. The school is a globally-minded school providing its students with both a worldwide perspective and a strong connection to the local communities in which we live. The site has been an International Baccalaureate World School since the 2011-12 academic year.

As an IB World School, Matoska International:

  • is part of a network of 3,000 schools in 140 different countries with a similar vision and emphasis on best practices
  • has demonstrated a commitment to focus on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside
  • has curriculum recognized as substantial, in-depth and having global significance

In addition, Matoska International IB World School students are provided the same district services which are available to students at our other elementary schools. These include access to special education, speech, media, music, basic skills and physical education specialists. The district provides transportation to Matoska International for students from throughout the White Bear Lake Area School District. 

Find additional information about International Baccalaureate here.