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Why Choose Park Brook Elementary

Park Brook Elementary is located in the Hartkopf Neighborhood of Brooklyn Park, directly across the street from Hartkopf Park. Approximately 300 prekindergarten through fifth grade students attend Park Brook Elementary.

Our schoolwide Focus on Fitness provides both academic and health benefits to students, keeping them engaged in learning and inspiring them to achieve their dreams.


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Focus on Fitness

Park Brook Elementary is a school Focused on Fitness to increase academic growth and provide health benefits for students. Before- and after-school programs provide opportunities for students to be active. Each school day begins with a "Brain Boost" to prepare scholars for learning, and teachers incorporate additional Brain Boosts throughout the day to keep students focused and engaged in learning and increase their academic achievement.

Families can integrate fitness into their student's before- and after-school experience with classes like Morning Move, After-School Boot Camp, and Bucket Drumming. Scholars can also take part in the American Heart Association Double Dutch team, run the Twin Cities 5K, learn to cross-country ski, and participate in monthly weekend field trips that keep our school community active.

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Opportunities to explore

In addition to our schoolwide Focus on Fitness, we offer a variety of before- and after-school activities for students, including:

  • Choir
  • Cooking classes
  • Art classes
  • Field trips
  • Girls on the Run Twin Cities programming

Support to grow as lifelong learners

Park Brook staff members are dedicated to increasing the academic growth of each student. In December 2013, Park Brook was named a Celebration School by the Minnesota Department of Education, a distinction based upon academic growth students made and systems in place to meet their academic needs. We carefully monitor the growth of all students at all academic levels. It is our goal that all students will meet or exceed their expected academic growth.

Community partners

We're thankful for the support of many community partners, including: 

  • District 279 Foundation
  • Girls on the Run
  • The Loppet Foundation
  • Three Rivers Park District
  • Twin Cities in Motion
  • Y Adventure Lab - YMCA of the North

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