In Wayzata, we celebrate our rich history of excellence, but we never take it for granted. We honor our past, while celebrating the possibilities that we couldn’t have imagined even a few short years ago. Individualized learning, technological advancements, great teaching, academics, athletics and activities all come together to create a dynamic learning environment that prepares our students to thrive and excel not only in school, but in life.
We look forward to supporting you and your student on their unique and wonderful educational journey!
By 1903, Wayzata had established a four-year high school and in 1906 graduated its first class of three students.
By 1910, the 30-year-old school that had been the pride of the community was dismantled and a new structure built. Unfortunately, a few years later this school also burned down. It was replaced in 1922 by a building with architecture that resembled a Mexican hacienda. This building was known as Widsten School and served students until the building was closed in October 1989. The students and staff from the school were reassigned to Gleason Lake Elementary School.
The next construction occurred when Birchview Elementary School was built in 1970.
Plymouth Creek Elementary and Gleason Lake Elementary Schools opened in 1989. Kimberly Lane Elementary School opened in 1991.
The current Wayzata High School, serving students in grades 9 through 12, opened in the fall 1997. The high school building that opened in 1961 was converted into Central Middle School in 1997.
Due to a growing resident student population, voters approved building Meadow Ridge Elementary School, the district's eighth elementary school, which opened in the fall of 2016. A 10-classroom addition is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018 to accommodate additional growth.
Resident student growth has remained robust. Voters approved building a ninth elementary school in November 2017 that is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. The new school will be located in Plymouth, north of Highway 55 and east of County Road 101 N.