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2020-25 Strategic Plan Overview

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Edina Public Schools is a dynamic learning community delivering educational excellence and preparing all students to realize their full potential.

Through academics, activities and opportunities, we encourage creativity, foster curiosity, and develop critical thinking skills. We support every student's educational journey by creating a caring and inclusive school culture that supports the whole student.


For each and every student to discover their possibilities and thrive.

Core Values

We are guided by our Core Values: Integrity, Compassion, Courage, Commitment, Appreciation and Responsibility

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Priority Strategies



Our Core Beliefs

Professional Excellence

We believe our educators and staff are essential to student success. We value and support them in advancing strategic and innovative initiatives grounded in best practices.

Operational Excellence

We believe in high performance of governance, administration, and partnerships, and effective and efficient use of time, human, financial, and physical resources in support of the mission.

Life Skills

We believe that inspiring students to grow as critically thinking collaborative learners will prepare them to be productive, accountable, self-motivated, and responsible citizens.


We believe in the inherent dignity of all people, we celebrate individuality, and we value and appreciate diversity.

Healthy Learning Environment

We believe students thrive in a balanced, healthy environment that promotes the free exchange of ideas and support students' physical, social-emotional and intellectual needs.

Family, School & Community Collaboration

We believe students learn best when students, families, educators, and the community partner to provide dynamic support and share responsibility for learning.


We believe it is critical to eliminate barriers to success and provide the supports, opportunities and environments so all students can reach their full potential.

Academic Excellence

We believe each student deserves access to academic excellence which includes challenging and rich curricula, high expectations, and inspiring instruction that meets their individual needs.