Welcome to Sonnesyn Elementary School


Sonnesyn Elementary is a K-5 elementary school with a rich tradition of community and parent involvement. Members of the Sonnesyn community strive to create an environment that meets the needs of all our students and families. Sonnesyn’s motto is “Believe It, Achieve It” and every member of the Sonnesyn community is committed to supporting all students in achieving their goals.


Sonnesyn has a strong academic program that focuses on ensuring all students receive instruction that matches their needs and helps them to achieve at high levels. Sonnesyn staff work in collaborative teams that utilize the MN State standards to drive our core instruction. Our staff uses data to pinpoint areas of growth for each student and modify instructional groups to either provide extra assistance or enrichment opportunities for students. Sonnesyn’s comprehensive elementary curriculum is in line with Robbinsdale Area Schools core instruction.


In 2013, Sonnesyn staff developed "Sonnesyn's Vision for Literacy.” Our reading and language arts instruction is built upon the foundation of the following vision: We believe all students can be confident and successful readers, writers and critical thinkers. We believe that as teachers, we have the responsibility to equip students to become motivated, independent learners who experience the joy of reading and writing for pleasure, the power of reading to find information and the competence to express ideas clearly through writing. We believe high levels of learning occur when students are in a nurturing environment where literacy is modeled, supported, and celebrated.

Grades: K-5

Remodelled: 2000

Enrollment: 580

School hours:

9:25 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Principal: Leia Ward


School mascot:Honeybee 
School colors: Black and Yellow 
School motto: "If you believe it, you can achieve it" 

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