Mr. Larsen

Welcome to Stewartville Middle School!

Hello Stewartville Families,

On behalf of the staff, we welcome you to Stewartville Middle School. Stewartville Middle School has high academic and character expectations for all students. We also provide opportunities for you to participate in various activities. We know that the students and staff working together will make Stewartville Middle School the best it can be.

Stewartville Middle School provides quality educational programming for students in grades 6-8 that focuses on students building and utilizing literacy skills, engaging in growth opportunities, and developing character traits for 21st Century learning. We believe that all students can learn and succeed at high levels; therefore, Stewartville Middle School students constantly practice responsibility, respect, safety, and hard work. Our success at SMS will be in direct proportion to your student's participation, effort, and application.

We want your time at Stewartville Middle School to be a positive experience. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in assisting the staff at SMS in having a successful school year. We want to provide a safe environment for our students and staff to carry out the District’s Mission Statement: Stewartville School District’s mission is to develop the full potential of all learners in an engaging environment where lifelong learning is valued, educational excellence is expected, and improvement is continuous.

Together in Tiger Pride!

Josh Larsen, Principal

Educational Degrees

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

  • Broad Field Social Studies

St. Mary's University of Minnesota

  • Special Education - EBD/LD

Concordia University - St. Paul

  • Educational Leadership


K-12 Principal

5-12 Social Studies

K-12 Emotional/Behavior Disorder

K-12 Learning Disabilities

About Me

I was raised in Kasson, MN and graduated from Kasson-Mantroville High School in 2004. Soon after I enrolled at University of Wisconsin - River Falls. I graduated from UWRF in 2009 with a B.S. degree in Broad Field Social Studies. In 2011, I enrolled at St. Mary's University of Minnesota and pursued a special education license in EBD/LD. I graduated in 2013 with a M.A. degree in special education. Just recently, I graduated from Concordia - St. Paul with an Ed.S. degree in Educational Leadership.

I started my teaching career in Rochester Public Schools. I taught 8th grade social studies at Friedell Middle School in Rochester, MN. In 2014, I continued my teaching career in Stewartville. For two years I taught 8th grade Global Studies. Two years ago I became the Dean of Students at the high school and the middle school. I am beginning my first year as principal of Stewartville Middle School.

I am the proud husband to my wife Heather. Together we have four beautiful children. Anabelle is 8, Emsley is 6, Henrik is 3, and Loralie is 1 year old. We also have a Brittany Spaniel named Cooper.

Building Hours

Monday - Friday 7:20 - 3:15

School Hours

Monday - Friday 7:50 - 2:55

Building Contact Information

Josh Larsen, Principal (507) 533-1612

Tim Malone, Assistant Principal (507) 533-1686

Megan Fay, Admin. Assistant (507) 533-1696

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