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What Makes Us Unique

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Personalized Learning

Our approach to learning inspires and empowers each student by fostering meaningful relationships, maintaining high expectations, promoting continuous growth, and providing authentic opportunities for engagement.

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Academic Opportunities

Learners thrive best in an environment that challenges and nurtures individuals, fosters mutual respect and celebrates diversity. Eden Prairie Schools strives to meet the unique educational needs of every student who walks through our doors. We offer a variety of outstanding academic opportunities for all students at different levels.

Highly Qualified Staff

We attract, develop and retain some of the most talented and sought-after professionals in the state. All of our teachers are fully qualified for their positions, and 76% have a masters degree or beyond.

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Student Safety

The safety and well being of all students is a top priority. The recent referendum has funded additional safety features like protective glass, improved communication systems and lock-down equipment.

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College & Career Ready

We encourage our students to reach high, to be critical thinkers and to achieve their personal best every day in order to prepare them for the road ahead. Students leave Eden Prairie Schools ready for the next step, whether that means continuing their education or starting their career.

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Co-Curricular Opportunities

Our students have access to the largest variety of athletic, academic and music options in Minnesota, giving them more opportunities to explore their interests. Our outstanding programs have won numerous titles and recognitions at the state and national levels. 

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Empowering Curriculum

Our curriculum focused on building a strong foundation in core subject areas while also promoting critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication across all learning.


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The Student Experience


EACH student is known at CMS: Each student is assigned to a team with a common set of teachers and students to maximize relationship building. It’s how we provide a small-school experience.


Teachers and students utilize a variety of technology tools to enhance each student’s learning experience.

Be Safe. Be Responsible. Be Kind

The Core Values of the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports System (PBIS) focus on three character pillars – Be Safe, Be Responsible and Be Kind. All students work together with their classroom teachers and staff to embed these traits into our everyday learning at Central Middle School. Our commitment to PBIS helps develop our students into outstanding community members.

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Students are invited to engage in one or more of our musical education opportunities.

Student & Family Support

CMS and the Parent Teacher Organization work collaboratively to enhance the educational environment for our students. The PTO helps fund personalized learning spaces, student field trips, staff grants, and staff appreciation, as well as team and character building activities throughout our school. 


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