Parkview Center School is the only district wide, kindergarten through eighth grade school in the Roseville Area Schools District 623. Families living in the district, as well as in surrounding communities, choose to enroll their children at Parkview where innovation, high achievement and global education are at the heart of the school. This K-8 public school was established in 1989 and
- Respects diversity,
- Encourages active learning,
- Promotes communication between school and family, and
- Fosters interage connections.
The school's unique program attracts students from throughout the Roseville School District, as well as from St. Paul and neighboring suburbs. An "early start" school beginning the day at 7:35 am and ending at 2:00 pm, bus transportation is provided within the district boundaries. Currently both a half day and full day kindergarten options are available. The full day kindergarten program is tuition based with financial aid available. Friendship Connection Program (school age child care program) is a fee based program available for any children who need care after school until 6:00 pm. For a short summary of Parkview's Program, you can see the school's profile on Wikipedia.
If interested in enrollment at Parkview Center School: The Central Enrollment Office at ISD 623 handles all current and future enrollment at Parkview Center School. An annual enrollment application timeline, followed by a lottery drawing, replaces the “wait list” that has been used in the past to govern access to PCS. They can be reached at 651-635-1626 or e-mail them at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Their Internet web site is: http://www.isd623.org/enrollment/.
To schedule a tour: call or e-mail Kathy Farrell at 651-487-4381.
Our hours for the School Year are:
7:35 am to 2:00 pm
Full Day Kindergarten: 7:35 am to 2:00 pm
PM Kindergarten: 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
As members of the PCS community, students will:
Know… Academic Skills “reading, writing, arithmetic”, how to analyze and evaluate information and opinions, be critical thinkers, and participate in global citizenship.
Actively… develop social, emotional, physical intercultural skills to influence positive change, communicate effectively, solve real world problems, develop strong work ethic, advocate for equity, balance freedom and responsibility, listen with understanding and utilize technology responsibly and effectively.
Be… Appreciative of Humor * Confident * Compassionate *Curious * Cooperative * Creative * Flexible * Hopeful * Involved * Resilient * Respectful * Responsible.
As an innovative school pursuing high achievement, PCS staff is committed to: Piloting new ideas using current research and data to achieve the highest academic standards; developing professional learning communities to improve student achievement; implementing multiple instructional strategies to meet the needs of our diverse learners; connecting students within classrooms, across grade levels and throughout the school to further develop a supportive learning community; developing meaningful student/teacher relationships to maximize student potential; a strong K-6 exploratory Spanish language and culture program; and a grade 7-8 Spanish language program.
As a school of choice and citizens of the world, the Parkview community will: Welcome all families, support a k-8 school, challenge ourselves to achieve the highest academic standards, nurture parent and community involvement, listen to and respecting all voices in our community (staff, parents, students), embrace the PEACE program, and engage in culturally responsive arts programs.
As a school with global education at its heart, PCS is committed to: Integrating our framework for global citizenship - PEACE - throughout our school community
- Peace --- Promoting peace in our world. Learning to be kind to others, work together, and resolve conflict to make our world a better place.
- Equity --- Equitable acceptance. Understanding our differences to ensure that everyone gets what they need to be successful.
- Action --- Acting with responsibility to others, ourselves, and places. Using our talents and resources to influence postive changes in our world.
- Community --- Community building through service learning. Creating and keeping healthy, respectful relationships with our family, friends, and neighbors.
- Environment --- Encouraging earth friendly endeavors. Making responsible choices to conserve earth's resources and protect our planet.
We Value Our Parents and Community: Parents, community members and volunteers add a tremendous value to our school by providing support for classroom learning and special events, participating in PTSA and the PCS Site Council (the only school in the district to have a parent advisory council), chaperoning field trips, and for various projects at all levels.
We encourage you to click on the links below to find out more about our Programs. The Parkview Center School Educational Plan provides structure to who we are and clarity to what programs and experiences we offer to all learners.
- Self-Directed, Respectful Learners
- Student Centered Educational Teams
- Multiage, Flexible Groupings
- Interdisciplinary Thematic Learning Experiences
- Students in grades 1-4 having the same teacher for two years and
grades 6-8 having the same teachers for two to three years.
- Click here for a more in-depth look at the PCS School Forest
In alignment with our district vision Parkview Center School is committed to ensuring an equitable and respectful educational experience for every student family, and staff member regardless of
- sexual orientation
- socioeconomic status
- home or first language
- national origin
- physical appearance
*Thanks to Miguel Lindgren (PCS Parent) for the Pictures
Web Site Acknowledgements (Thank You to...)
Parkview Center School was one of the first schools in Roseville Area Schools District 623 to have a web site thanks to the efforts of three parent volunteers, the U of MN School of Forestry, and the staff of the University of Minnesota Remote Sensing Lab. Steve Lime, a forestry graduate student, developed Parkview's first web site back in 1994-95. The U of MN's Forestry School actually hosted the page on their web server. Parent volunteers, Dorothy Anderson and Jerrilyn Thompson, and Pam Jakes envisioned a School Forest program at Parkview and part of that vision included putting the school on the web in 1994-95. READ MORE
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