Why Choose Fair Oaks Elementary
Located in Brooklyn Park, Fair Oaks Elementary serves over 380 students in prekindergarten through fifth grade and is one of 17 elementary schools in Osseo Area Schools. Our experienced staff invests in each student, providing academic challenge, small group guided instruction, and leadership opportunities that help each scholar to thrive.
In addition to academic rigor, we support the whole student through a schoolwide focus on health and wellness that has been recognized for its excellence on a national level. Fair Oaks Falcons help each other to achieve at high levels and thrive socially and emotionally.
Fitness, fun & academic fundamentals
At Fair Oaks Elementary, we understand the important role nutrition and physical activity play in the academic success of our students. Our scholars participate in Fuel Up to Play 60, a program run by the NFL and the National Dairy Council, by leading active recess games, making healthy snacks for taste tests, and more. They also participate in fun movement activities during the day to keep their brains sharp and their bodies active.
Thanks to a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education and the US Department of Agriculture, each of our students receives a fruit or vegetable snack two times a week. Through this initiative, students are exposed to a greater variety of healthy food that will make a lifelong difference in their diets and overall well-being.
Opportunities to explore
We offer a variety of activities to enrich the elementary experience for Fair Oaks students, including:
- Falcon Morning News
- Girls on the Run
- Imagination Playground
- "Green Room" calming area
- Vocal music, band, and orchestra
Safe and healthy school climate
Our experienced staff sets clear expectations and helps each and every child meet or exceed them. We use the Responsive Classroom approach, a way of teaching that emphasizes social, emotional and academic growth in a strong and safe school community.
Strong community connections
Every year, Fair Oaks students and staff contribute to the local community and beyond through community service and fundraising projects. Our partners include:
- Sam's Club
- Kids in Need Foundation
- Brooklyn Park Rotary
- Prairie Care
- Luther Brookdale Honda
Fair Oaks also has an active volunteer program, including Minnesota Reading Corps staff, and an involved and supportive Family Engagement Team.