Education

Each year for our Prep Elite feature, we ask local high school faculty and administrators to nominate students who are exemplary in academics, sports, volunteerism, the arts, or other areas of their lives. We’re never disappointed.

Applying to college is an exciting time, but it’s far from stress-free. With increasingly competitive admissions rates and rising costs of tuition, it’s understandable if your junior or senior is feeling anxious—and if that anxiety is rubbing off on you.

As part of a school project, Bloomington fifth-grader Luna  Frank sent a letter asking about how lipstick was made to Mound resident Jessica Mae Koza, founder and creative director of beauty company WarPaint

Ready to Learn—the Mound school supply drive put on every year by WeCAN, an organization supporting and providing resources for low-income families in the community—is accepting donations this month.

Renaissance man Anders Gulbrandson is a musician, an aspiring astronaut, a member of the German club and a beekeeper with his own honey business, Tanglewood Farms Honey.

What sets you apart from your peers?

In 1968, Hopkins Montessori School welcomed its inaugural class of preschoolers. Nearly 50 years later, the school is still thriving.

For mom Kate Stevens, choosing childcare for her two young sons was no easy task. “We toured a number of different places, and I left a lot of them in tears,” Stevens says.

Hopkins-based Strom Engineering Corporation has endowed Holy Family Catholic High School with a $100,000 donation to help build science, technology, engineering, arts and math programs (STEAM).

When parents and students walk into Hilltop Primary School in Minnetrista, they see much more than a typical school entryway.

Minnetonka Community Education offers something for residents of all ages to meet the community’s educational, social and recreational needs.

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