About Us

Valley Crossing Elementary School serves students in kindergarten through fifth grades and is part of South Washington County Schools. Teachers and staff members at Valley Crossing Elementary School value academic, social and emotional learning.

At Valley Crossing Elementary School, learning is personalized for each student through relationships. Students at the school have the choice of learning in multiage classrooms which allows teachers to work with students for two years at a time allowing them to develop deeper relationships.

Valley Crossing Elementary School is also home to South Washington County Schools’ Gateway Program for gifted learners. Students are selected to join the Gateway program based on test scores and referrals from school staff members.

Students at Valley Crossing Elementary School have many opportunities to take part in fine arts through participation in art, band, choir and orchestra. There are also a variety of clubs and activities for students to join.

Valley Crossing Elementary School welcomes community involvement and hosts several community events during the year. The school also has an active and welcoming Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

About South Washington County Schools 

South Washington County Schools is a suburban district located southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. The district includes all or parts of the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. District 833 is committed to the mission of "igniting a passion for lifelong learning"  through collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.

We have 16 elementary schools for students in grades K-5, four middle schools serving grades 6-8, three comprehensive high schools and one alternative high school. There are also a variety of early learning and adult education and enrichment programs offered through Community Education.