Mosaic is a full-day classroom program for highly gifted students. The program provides challenging curriculum at an accelerated pace while meeting the unique academic and social/emotional needs of highly gifted learners in a supportive educational environment.
The Mosaic curriculum uses best practices for gifted learners with higher level questioning, thinking and discussion, and rigor and differentiation embedded throughout. This curriculum meets and/or exceeds state content standards. Students use 21st century skills throughout their school day with personal iPad and access to MacBook Air laptops, and virtual presentations with experts and one another. There is a focus on personalized learning, project and inquiry based learning, and guided studies.

The program was initiated in Fall 2013 and follows a school-within-a-school model, with four classrooms at Eden Lake Elementary and four classrooms at Prairie View Elementary. These classrooms are currently serving qualifying students in grades 3 through 6 from across the district.

Application Process

There are two parts to the Mosaic application process. Below you will find both the Mosaic Application Form and the Parent Input Form. Make sure to read both forms thoroughly.

Once you have completed and submitted both forms, we will contact you if we require additional information. The Mosaic Placement Committee weighs subjective data from teachers with objective measure of both ability and achievement.  Once the review is completed, you will be sent an email regarding the placement decision for the Mosaic Program by the beginning of April.

Applications will be accepted for the 2020-2021 school year from November 4, 2019 - January 24, 2020.

*No longer taking applications for current 5th graders.

Online Application Form       Online Parent Input Form

Paper application form         Paper Parent Input Form

Scan and email forms to  or mail them to: 8100 School Rd (Attn: Heidi Fitch), Eden Prairie, MN 55344.

Parent Information Meetings

January 7 | 6:00-7:00 | Prairie View Media Center (17255 Peterborg Road)

January 9 | 6:00-7:00 | Eden Lake Media Center (12000 Anderson Lakes Parkway)


Mosaic Placement Appeal Process

The appeal process is for initial placement into highly gifted services. Once a student has been considered for the highly gifted Mosaic Program, individual reassessment options are only available once a calendar school year.

Parent(s) or guardian(s) may appeal placement decisions by completing and submitting the Appeals Process Form for reconsideration to the Mosaic Placement Committee. The Mosaic Placement Committee will review the request and determine appropriate next steps for gathering more data or further assessment options. Any further assessments will be administered by the Eden Prairie School District.

Appeal Due Dates:

  • Complete the Appeals Process Form below with specific rationale and supporting documentation for reconsideration for the Mosaic Program by Friday, April 10, 2020.
  • If further assessments are needed, they will be completed in April and a response to the appeal request will be completed by May 1, 2020.

Appeals Form (online)     Appeals Form (paper)

Parent Information

Contact Us

Liz Stamson | Instructional Excellence Coordinator for Gifted Programming | | 952-975-7060

Heidi Fitch | Instructional Excellence Coordinator | | 952-975-7148