South Washington County Schools is a suburban district located southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. The district includes all or parts of the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. We are committed to the mission of "igniting a passion for lifelong learning" through collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.
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Learn more about the importance of the bond election and what will need to happen if the bond is not successful.
Learn about job opportunities at SoWashCo Schools.
Skoolie will be hosting family fun nights, from 5-6:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday from June 6-Aug. 11. Families can enjoy books, games, crafts and food each night.
Featured community education classes for May 12, 2022.
On Tuesday, May 10, the South Washington Watershed District and a local business conducted a prescribed burn at Valley Crossing Elementary School. A prescribed burn is one technique used to enhance the existing prairie land along the campus.
East Ridge High School senior, Brianna Parker, is being recognized by U.S. Figure Skating for her commitment to athletic and academic excellence while in high school.
Fifteen SoWashCo Schools students were selected for the Minnesota Music Educators Association All-State music ensemble for the 2022-23 season. These students were selected amongst hundreds of high school students around the state. This is one of the highest achievements for a high school musician.
SoWashCo Online is offering a virtual information night at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18 for families of students in grades 9-12 for the 2022-23 school year.
Meals are available to students in grades 6-12 for this Friday’s flexible learning day. Families can pick up two free meals (one breakfast and one lunch) for their child in middle or high school from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at the East Ridge High School activities entrance or the Park High School main entrance.
Did you know that we offer community education services? We want to better serve you by learning more about our community and its awareness of SoWashCo Community Education. To help, please take this three-minute survey.
Learn about a few highlighted classes from community education.
Learn about available positions at SoWashCo Schools.
SoWashCo Schools is debuting a new online school boundary tool that will make it easier for families to determine which school their child will attend based on their home address.
The new mapping tool makes it easy for families to type in their address to find their elementary, middle or high school boundary. Users can even zoom in on a specific street to see which boundary school is designated for that area.
On Thursday, April 21, the school board approved the South Washington County Schools 10-year facility plan.
Missed an information session or school board presentation? View the full webinar to learn more about the South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) 10-year facility package.