Education

The students at Hilltop Primary School in Minnetrista aren’t afraid of getting dirty. After breaking ground in October on an outdoor classroom funded by Hilltop Tree Trust, the students study science, math and language outdoors—even in the mud.

Private schools carry a certain mystique along with a raft of stereotypes. But the truth is that old assumptions no longer apply. Today’s private schools are diverse and engaging arenas that encourage individual growth, learning and support.

It’s power to the people at the Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission (LMCC).

Head back to school and learn a new skill without ever leaving your living room. Minnetonka Community Education is now offering Ed2Go classes, online courses in a wide array of areas.

Kids’ fitness is a hot-button issue these days, so what are local schools doing about it? Minnetonka’s International Spanish Language Academy (ISLA) is tackling the issue with help from the National Football League’s (NFL) Play 60 program.

It takes a lot to pry a teenager out of bed early on a Saturday morning. But Lauren MacDonald will be up with the sun because that’s one of the only times she can connect with Siyu Chen, her friend who lives 14 time zones away in Hangzhou, China.

Soon after Tracy Hvezda-Lehtola and her then-fiancé (now husband) moved to Wayzata, they were walking around the neighborhood after an evening rain shower.

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