Our school celebrates and encourages entire families to become involved in their children’s education. Exciting academic challenges inspire the whole school and every student to engage in learning. Our dedicated staff supports and encourages every student to achieve success. Cherokee is also proud of its partnership with local businesses, such as Travelers and Ecolab - providing art and theatre experiences including African drumming, spoken word, and hip hop dancing. Learn more...
As the West Side’s Montessori school, Cherokee Heights is dedicated to guiding and growing greatness in our children. In our Montessori classrooms, each child makes decisions about their learning based upon their individual strengths, likes and learning styles. Through multi-grade classrooms, students develop relationships with the same teacher and classmatesover a two- or three-year period. All-day Pre-K is available so children canbegin the work of learning at a critical age. Our community school track offers rich, standards-based instruction in traditional classroom settings for students in Grades 2-5. Beginning in 1st grade students have physicaleducation, which includes water safety lessons in our school swimming pool. Free after-school programs extend learning time and help students build social skills.
For the 2017-18 school year, our Montessori program will servePre-K to grade 2 with expansion into grades 3-5 in the future.
Students from Cherokee's Extended Day Learning music class shared their new vocal and violin skills at the El Sistema Minnesota Benefit Concert this month. They were joined in the performance by student musicians from Battle Creek Elementary and the Minnesota Youth Symphony (MYS).
Students from several classes at Cherokee made May Day baskets and delivered them throughout the school neighborhood. The May Day basket tradition involves filling small homemade basekts with flowers or treats and leaving them for friends and neighbors to find on their doorstep as a happy springtime surprise.
Communication and collaboration are key ingredients to the success of our students. Our teachers use a variety of formats, such as newsletters, notes, phone calls, email, and conferences, to keep you informed about your child’s progress and classroom happenings. Please check your child’s backpack often so that you do not miss out on important news. - Melisa Rivera
Every student enrolled at our school will receive a healthy lunch at no cost. Each year a new application for Educational Benefits and Free/Reduce priced meals needs to be completed. Click HERE to complete the 2016-17 Meal Application.