FAQs

Marine Village School is free for Minnesota residents. We are a public charter school funded by the Minnesota state government. There are charges for before and after school care.

With six grades, Kindergarten through Fifth, and up to 25 students per grade, we will have a maximum of 150 students in the school. If more than 25 students per class apply for enrollment, we will hold a lottery on March 15th to determine who is enrolled. Students not selected will be put on a waiting list.

Yes! It is our intention to provide school lunches for the 2023-2024 school year. Look for more information soon.

Yes! Beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, MVS will provide bus transportation for students within the boundaries of Stillwater School District. Details will be provided summer 2023.

Yes! We are incredibly fortunate to have a full-time special education instructor on staff who provides special education services, intervention instruction, and overall classroom support. Our Director of Special Education manages the SPED process at Marine Village School.

Yes! The Marine Village School District will follow closely the Stillwater District 834 calendar, to make it easier for families with children in both districts.

The current Founding Board will stay in place for the first three years to support the establishment of the school. The School Board meets monthly, more often if needed, and all meetings are posted on our website; all meetings are open to the public. The school will hold an Annual Meeting each spring at which time new members of the Board may be elected by the body. Board terms are three years. School Board membership consists of parents, community members, and teachers.

Parent and community voices are important and always welcome.

The Executive Director is responsible for the implementation of the Board directives and strategic plans.  The Director is also responsible for hiring staff and assuring the program is delivered with fidelity.

A financial management agency is in place to guide us in school finance, as well as two start-up consultants familiar with starting charter schools for ongoing council.

Marine Village School follows all COVID-19 related guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) to create safe and healthy learning spaces for our students. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has released Best Practices for COVID-19 Prevention in Schools, which follows the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These best practice recommendations reflect the current state of the pandemic as well as the importance of in-person learning and are subject to change.
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