Welcome To Waseca
Welcome to Waseca Public Schools where everything we do focuses on what is best for kids. We are pleased to have you as part of our family and we welcome the opportunity to serve you and your family this year. Waseca Public Schools have a rich tradition of academic excellence while providing a wide array of opportunities in the arts, athletics and other co-curricular areas that help build well-rounded, confident students.
Waseca Public Schools offers exceptional educational experiences for over 1900 students. Beginning with our outstanding Early Childhood Programs, located at the Central Building, we partner with families to assure students are meeting or exceeding developmental milestones and thriving. Our Parent Educator helps provide encouragement, insights and guidance to parents on their path to successfully raising a child to adulthood.
Hartley Elementary, our nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School, serves students Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Students are nurtured in a warm, welcoming environment through dedicated professional educators utilizing proven strategies and techniques. At Hartley, students develop a strong foundation of academics and character.
Waseca Intermediate School (WIS) serves students in grades 4-6 and continues to be one of the highest performing schools in our area and state. In fact, after a rigorous review process, WIS is a 2013 recipient of the Minnesota Elementary School Associations School of Excellence Award.
Waseca Junior and Senior High School continues the legacy of excellence through high academic achievement and offering exceptional co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities for students. Our teams excel in a variety of areas and our bands have a reputation of excellence throughout the state. This school was recognized as a Minnesota School of Character, the only school to receive this distinction in all areas.
Of course, typically structured schools do not work for everyone. Recognizing this, we offer a rigorous Area Learning Center (ALC) for students grades 7-12. This alternative program has been instrumental in assisting students to get back on track, learn at their own pace and graduate.
Our Community Education Team, in collaboration with the City of Waseca, offers a wide variety of opportunities including high quality school age care, enrichment for all ages, gymnastics, Family Education, and recreation. These opportunities are fee-based and published three times a year in a flyer that is mailed to every household in our community.
Waseca Public Schools is just part of the larger Waseca Community and we partner with many entities, public and private, to assure quality programming for students. Our slogan, “Think Blue, Achieve Gold” embodies our commitment to our community and our long heritage of excellence. In fact, it embodies our passion to always do our best for our young people. We invite you to join us and be a part of the “Bluejay Nation”. We invite you to attend a game, musical and/or concert; talk to one of our amazing staff members; talk with one of our impressive students. Feel the pride of Waseca by being a part of Waseca Public Schools. Whether you have kids or not, get involved. Regardless of how you become a part of the family, just being involved in our community will make an indelible mark on the lives of our students.
If you have questions, feel free to contact the good folks at the District Office (507) 835-2500 or check out our website. On behalf of everyone associated with Waseca Public Schools, welcome to Waseca!
Tom Lee, Superintendent