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GAGE SPANISH IMMERSION DISTRICT-WIDE PROGRAM
Hola! Gage oers the Spanish Immersion District-wide program in Rochester Public Schools. Our Spanish
Immersion program follows a 90-10 model, meaning 90% of the day is in Spanish and 10% of the day
is in English. Our teachers are licensed elementary teachers procient in both Spanish and English. The
Spanish Immersion program covers the same curriculum and is held to the same standards for success as
our traditional kindergarten programs.
To arrange a tour, call 507.328.3400.
Principal: Kris Davidson
LINCOLN K-8 DISTRICT-WIDE SCHOOL
The mission of Lincoln is to educate and empower our children in a family-oriented and creative community
by cultivating excellence. Sta use a thematic approach to deliver curriculum which support the individual
learning styles of the whole child. Our innovative science curriculum supports academic excellence and is
fostering the next generation of talented and creative scientists. We are a creative community that incorporates
visual arts, music, and class productions in grades K-8.
To arrange a tour, call 507.328.3550.
Principal: Jim Sonju
LONGFELLOW 45/15 DISTRICT-WIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Longfellow follows a 45/15 instructional calendar with school beginning the last week of July after a six-week
summer break. Students attend school each of the four instructional quarters for approximately 45 days
followed by 15 days of break. Benets of the 45/15 schedule include greater student retention and less re-
teaching due to the strategically placed breaks, consistent teaching time, and positive school culture. The
sta at Longfellow are highly creative with the infusion of research based dierentiation models to meet the
needs of our learners.
To arrange a tour, call 507.328.3600.
Principal: Amy Adams
MONTESSORI AT FRANKLIN DISTRICT-WIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Montessori approach to education embraces individualized instruction for children, mixed-age groupings,
a structured curriculum, and a prepared environment using specialized Montessori teaching materials. The
Montessori classrooms allow children to move, touch, manipulate, and explore the specically designed
learning materials with both direct and indirect teaching to foster their journey from the concrete to the
abstract. Since Montessori education is based on the inner motivation of the child, it is the teacher’s role to
work with this motivation in ways that will enhance each child’s learning experience.
To arrange a tour, call 507.328.3300.
Principal: David Renzy
WASHINGTON CORE KNOWLEDGE DISTRICT-WIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Washington uses a curriculum based on the Core Knowledge Sequence, a rich and rigorous body of
information in American and world history, geography, science, literature, music, and art. It is our belief that
the most eective elementary education balances high expectations for mastery of basic reading, math,
writing, and technology skills with a solid foundation of factual information in the content areas. The area of
reading stresses systematic phonics instruction in the primary grades and builds vocabulary, comprehension
and reading uency throughout the grades and reading instruction is supplemented with classic literature
recommended in the Core Knowledge Sequence. Math instruction uses a traditional style focused on the MN
state standards with an emphasis on mastery of basic math facts, computation skills, concepts, and problem
To arrange a tour, call 507.328.3800.
Principal: Chad Schroeder