Mahtomedi offers a variety of opportunities both in and out of the classroom that alllow students to explore and develop skills, interests, and talents.  Several are listed below and, where appropriate, links to outside organizations are included.  Check back opportunities will be posted as they arise.

ACT PREP CLASSES:  Advantage Educational Programs provide an introduction to the ACT format and strategies for answering questions as well as instruction for the specific subject areas to be tested on the ACT College Entrance Exam. This 12-hour prep course is designed for students who wish to improve their test-taking skills and overall score on the ACT.  Parent cost.  Contact the High School or Community Ed for more information.

AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY:  For students in grade 11.  Promotes leadership and citizenship topics in the areas of rights and responsibilities.  Separate contacts for boys and girls.
Information For Girls
Information For Boys

CHOIR (ELEMENTARY): 4th and 5th graders may join an elective choir that meets once a week during the school day.  Contact Mr. Pontious for more information.

CONCORDIA LANGUAGE VILLAGE:  A cultural and language immersion experience for students of all ages in the MN northwoods. Parent cost.
Concordia Website

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB:  For middle school students.  Meet after school on Tuesdays in the 7th grade pod to practice new techniques, participate in writing circles, and generate their own or collective stories.  For more information contact Ms. Mancini. 

GIRLS WHO CODE: An after-school club for middle school girls who want to learn or improve tech skills.  Parent cost.  Contact the Middle School or Community Ed for more information.

MATHCEP:  A Saturday morning program offered through the University of Minnesota for students in grades 5-7.  Students use critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and STEM concepts to explore ways math goes beyond the classroom. Parent cost.

MATH COUNTS: An after-school club for middle school students who enjoy math challenges.  Parent cost.  Contact the Middle School or Community Ed for more information.

MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND LESSONS: To get the most out of the band experience, private lessons on the given instrument are strongly encouraged. Professional instructors offer the extra attention necessary to help your musician reach his/her full potential, and it is done on a schedule which is very convenient for the student.  Parent cost.  Contact the Middle School or Community Ed for more information.

MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAMATICS: There is both a fall play and a spring musical.  Contact the Middle School or Community Ed for more information.

MN 4H PROGRAMS: Clubs, after-school programs, and project-based learning.  Encourages critical thinking, creativity, global citizenship, leadership development, and public speaking.  Offered through the University of MN Extension Service.
4H Website


NUMATS:  Provides your student with practice on the PSAT, ACT, etc., and can give information on his or her academic strengths.  It is intended for mathematically and verbally talented students (typically those scoring in the 95% or higher) in grades 3 through 9.  Please note: Mahtomedi does NOT use this test for class placement purposes.  Parent cost.
Mahtomedi NUMATS Family Letter
NUMATS Family Brochure

POSITIVE PEERS:  A before-school program for 3-5th graders.  Information will go out to families in the spring.  Space is limited.

STEM LINK:  A one day opportunity for middle school students to participate in real-world examples of working in STEM. Students experience three different breakout sessions throughout the day that provide examples of how studying science and math can lead to exciting careers.  Field trip costs.
Stem link brochure

SUMMER ACADEMY:  An academically challenging three week summer educational experience for gifted and high potential students that inspires, challenges and develops children.  Dozens of topics are offered for a variety of ages/grades.  Takes place in Columbia Heights.  Parent cost, some scholarship money.
Summer Academy website

YOUNG AUTHOR'S CONFERENCE: A one day event in May, at Bethel University, where students come together to meet with writers and authors, and develop their passion for writing.  Registration must be done through the school, and because demand is always higher than space available, students will be asked to inform their teacher(s) if they are interested in attending and then notified if their name is drawn as a participant. Field trip costs.
YAC brochure


Our Mission

The mission of the Mahtomedi School District, the unified community of courageous hearts and curious minds dedicated to inspiring personal excellence, is to ensure that each student is a bold agent of learning who successfully pursues their passions while advancing the greater good, through a vital system distinguished by:

  • environments that inspire curiosity
  • an inclusive learning community
  • an array of exceptional learning experiences
  • teaching and learning that imparts a global view
  • culture of empathy that empowers the whole person

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