Located within school district 276, Shorewood offers many public and private schooling options. The district hosts a preschool, six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The mission of the Minnetonka School District is to provide a community that transcends traditional definitions of excellence and to ensure all students envision and pursue their highest aspirations while serving the greater good. The Minnetonka School District is among the highest performing school districts in Minnesota and the nation. The district also graduates 97 percent of its students and 91 percent are college-bound. The Class of 2014 posted a high school all-time record high average ACT Score of 26.5 and 70 percent of seniors took at least one AP or IB class.
Less than five minutes away, in the neighboring city of Excelsior, the local Montessori School, Minnetonka Montessori, has been serving the district for fifty-two years. It is a successful, non-profit, parent run school with a staff and the board that work together to provide a Montessori environment where early education is preserved allowing children to realize their potential.
Minnewashta Elementary, the only public school actually located in Shorewood, is a great environment to learn and grow. The school currently enrolls more than 700 students in kindergarten through fifth grade employs 80 staff members. It is a wonderful neighborhood school with a high amount of cooperation between teachers and parents. The school values the role that parents can play in their child’s education. Families also have the option to enroll their child in a Spanish language immersion option beginning in kindergarten.
One of the private school options for local families in Shorewood that would like an integration of faith and learning is Minnetonka Christian Academy. The entire staff at the school is determined to helping students discover their highest potential in a safe and healthy atmosphere.
Minnetonka High School is a high-performing high school serving students in grades 9 through 12. The high school is the only one is the district, and has been recognized as one of the Best High Schools in America by U.S. News & World Report, Newsweek, and the Washington Post. It was even named the best high school in Minnesota according to Niche Rankings in 2015 The school enrolls about 3,000 students, and is one of the few high schools in the west metro area providing a complete High School Math sequence. The school also offers almost thirty Advanced Placement and Preparatory courses. Minnetonka High School values participation in their athletic and arts programs. Their most successful sports program is football, which has been successful in the conference in recent years.