Olmsted Elementary School’s mission is “Hand in Hand, Reaching Success!”. We are the Olmsted SuperSTARs: We are Safe, we Try our Best, Our Attitude is Positive, and we are Respectful Citizens!
Our school is located at the corner of 72nd and Prairie in Urbandale, just south of Lions Park. Olmsted serves approximately 250 students in Kindergarten-5th Grade, in addition to providing 3-year-old and 4-year-old Preschool programming. We look forward to welcoming you to Olmsted Elementary School!
At Olmsted Elementary School we value a Responsive Classroom approach… We believe:
The social and emotional curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum.
How children learn is as important as what they learn.
Great cognitive growth occurs through social interaction.
To be successful academically and socially, children need to learn a set of social and emotional skills that include cooperation, assertiveness, responsibility, empathy, and self-control.
Knowing the children we teach – individually, culturally, and developmentally – is as important as the curriculum we teach.
How we, the adults at school, work together is as important as one’s individual competence: Lasting change begins with the adult community.