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Staples-Motley School District serves around 900 students, birth to grade 12, from four central Minnesota counties. Striking the balance between big-school offerings and small-school feel, Staples-Motley School District offers diverse opportunities typically offered by larger institutions with a small-school climate and culture. There’s something for everyone in our schools, and everyone has the opportunity to be part of the Cardinal community!

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        Early Education

Early Childhood Family Education

School Readiness

Early Childhood Screening

Elementary School - Kindergarten-4th grade

MN Reading & Math Corps Tutors

Social Emotional Learning Program

STEAM classes for all students

Middle/High School - 5th - 12th grade

CIS (College in the Schools) classes – over 53 credits at no cost!

Outstanding fine arts programs & specialists

Over 40 extracurricular & co-curricular programs

Community Education

Summer recreation youth sports

Adult & youth enrichment classes

Driver’s Education