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Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts & Science 

We offer a rigorous curriculum that focuses on creativity, curiosity and innovation because we believe all of our students are endowed with gifts, talents, passion and ideas that need to be nurtured and cultivated. We believe students at Glacier Hills should be ready to thrive in a global society, with an appreciation for the diverse backgrounds, perspectives and ideas that make our world interesting and exciting.

Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts & Science (GHESAS) provides wonderful opportunities for students. Our first class facility comes complete with a vocal music studio, two art studios and a science lab. These specialized spaces create opportunities that enrich and deepen the learning of our students. Field studies related to arts and science themes abound at GHESAS. We are also blessed to have a myriad of professionals who share their gifts and talents with us through a variety of residencies.


To teach students the academic and social skills necessary to be life long learners and positive, contributing members of their society, with the arts and scientific inquiry at the heart of learning.

GH MSA Award 2018

Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts & Science (GHESAS) is a K-5 magnet school that was originally established in 1993 as the 17th elementary school in District 196.

GH MSA Award 2019

In 2007, GHESAS became the Arts & Science magnet school it is known as today.

GH MSA Award 2020

GHESAS proudly serves approximately 760 students and their families in a diverse and rigorous learning community.

GH Magnet Schools of America Award

Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts & Science is proud to be the only magnet school in Minnesota, and one of only 36 in the nation, to receive the highest certification status and named a National Demonstration School. 

Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts & Science welcomes all families to learn more about our magnet program.  We invite you to see our vibrant school community in action by scheduling a tour.




GHESAS Magnet Coordinator & Assistant Administrator 

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