About Afton-Lakeland Elementary

Get To Know Afton-Lakeland

Welcome to the Afton-Lakeland Elementary School website. We are located in the Stillwater Area Public Schools District,1.5 miles south of Interstate 94, along the beautiful St. Croix River, on the border between the towns of Lakeland and Lakeland Shores.

Afton-Lakeland is home to 500 students in grades Pre-K-5. With an outstanding staff supporting them, students are challenged and nurtured to thrive in all curriculum areas. A new STEM program enhances the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics areas. SMART Boards are used in many classrooms and in our media center to enhance the lessons.

At Afton-Lakeland, you will find great parent support, a strong PTA and a dedicated group of adults assisting students to thrive in an environment built upon strong relationships.

To get a sense of the school, we invite you to visit and see the school in action to get a true sense of the excellence in teaching and learning that takes place. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Thank you for your interest in Afton-Lakeland Elementary School!


Mission, Vision, Belief Statements and Goals

Mission (what we do)
To ensure a rigorous and relevant education where all learners are valued, positive
relationships are developed and students are prepared for life-long learning in a
global society.

Vision (where we want to be)
Stillwater Area Public Schools will be schools of excellence where all students
have high quality, comprehensive and individualized educational experiences,
preparing them for successful post-secondary education, fulfilling careers and
positive contributions in the global community.

Beliefs (statements of an organization’s fundamental values)
• Students are the primary focus of all decisions.
• A safe, supportive and engaging learning environment will foster excellence.
• Student learning is enhanced when there is a united effort and positive
communication among home, school and community.
• A student’s well being is enhanced by positive relationships and mutual respect
among and between students and staff.
• Student growth occurs when students are actively engaged in rigorous and
relevant learning.
• Excellence in learning is directly related to excellence in teaching.
• Valuing the strength found in a diverse world is essential to high quality learning.
• Creativity, innovation and initiative are encouraged and celebrated.
• Each individual, including student, family and staff has inherent dignity and the
right to equitable and respectful educational experiences.

Goals (what we want to accomplish)
1. We will elevate student achievement and prepare all learners for successful
post-secondary education.
2. We will enhance safe and personal learning environments for all students.
3. We will prepare our learners to positively contribute to a global society.
4. We will seek out and provide innovative and relevant learning opportunities.
5. We will maximize the district’s resources of time, expertise and finances.