Our academic program is further enriched by extracurricular programs and experiences.
We plan to start offering after school activities beginning with the 2018-19 school year, please check back for more information.
Field trips offer a chance for students to learn outside the classroom. Field trips are provided over the course of the school year, and depending on grade level typically include excursions to the Minnesota Zoo, Science Museum, Children’s Theater, Apple Orchard/Pumpkin Patches, and the Children’s Museum. Information regarding field trips, times, and locations will be provided to the parents by classroom teachers and administration.
Second Step Program
NMFA uses the Second Step program, which is designed to prepare students on how to constructively address potential conflicts, and is a key component of our character education program.
Social Emotional Learning: Our Second Step Program is instrumental in strengthening the social-emotional skills of kids around the world and helping them reach their full potential. Grounded in extensive research, the evidence-based Second Step Program carries a reputation for results.
Bullying Prevention: Our Second Step Program is dedicated to fostering the safety and well-being of children, and bullying prevention is a key aspect of its mission. Research shows that feeling unsafe at school affects a student’s ability to learn, focus, and take academic risks. With safety and student success on the line, we’ve been consistent and unwavering in our work to prevent bullying. Our Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit is taught in conjunction with the Second Step Program in classrooms across the country.
Students living within the North St. Paul – Maplewood – Oakdale ISD 622 boundaries benefit from free bus transportation. Families may learn more about our bus stop locations by downloading the bus map here.
Breakfast and Lunch
Healthy bodies fuel healthy minds! All students are encouraged to apply for free breakfast and free lunch each school day as part of the National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. Each day healthy meals are prepared by Lancer catering and include protein, fruits, vegetables, whole grain products, and milk.