About Us

Southview Elementary School
1025 Whitney Drive
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Christine Heilman, Principal
Hours: 8:40-2:50
Enrollment: approx. 650

What are some things that make Southview special?

  • Highly trained and talented staff that is passionate about academic excellence for all
  • Positive, nurturing learning environment with high expectations for behavior and academics
  • Current technology to support student learning including SMARTboards, two computer labs and document cameras
  • Positive behavioral supports and recognition for students... we're "HOWLING" about our students for showing safe, respectful, and responsible behaviors!
  • Leadership theme
  • Southview Facebook page and Twitter feed helps families stay updated on the great things happening at Southview
  • Take-home reading program k-2 to support students' reading development
  • A variety of extracurricular programs for students including band, Student Council, Perennial Math, Stock Market Game, and Inventor's Fair
  • A wide variety of extended day program (HOWL) offerings include academic support as well as special interest activities
  • Opportunities to perform in grade-level music concerts and after-school Southview Singers, part of the district-wide Da Capo program
  • Promotion of physical activity through recess before lunch, track and field events int he spring, walking clubs, and Walk to School Day in the fall
  • Artist-in-Residence for each grade level to give students experiences with different art forms
  • Active Parent Teacher Organization that provides financial and volunteer support as well as sponsoring annual family events- Ice Cream Social/Book Fair, Bingo Night, and Carnival
  • Self-contained classrooms
  • Courtyard gardens
  • Field trips to support and expand students' knowledge of the curriculum
  • Computers in all classrooms
  • Tiered intervention and gifted programs to met the academic and behavioral needs of all students
  • Community outreach such as volunteer opportunities, restaurant nights, and snow tubing
  • Specialist classes with licensed specialists in art, physical education, music and library/technology
  • Teachers, specialists, and special education staff work together to help students with a variety of educational needs reach their full potential
  • Enrichment book club, math and reading enrichment classes, Gifted and Talented SOAR program, online MobyMax enrichment curriculum
  • Inventor's and Science FairĀ