Robbinsdale Area Schools

About Us


Welcome to Sonnesyn Elementary, where character education prepares students to excel in academics – and become caring human beings.


At Sonnesyn, we believe in the “Bees” – be respectful, be responsible, and belong – and we focus on a different character-building theme each month. These themes run through our academic classes too.

Sonnesyn Bees love to read! Our teachers emphasize literacy, not just as an end in itself, but as the gateway to a world of exciting new ideas, in which students develop the ability to think critically and become wise consumers of information. You’ll see reading happening everywhere in our school.

Our staff work in close collaboration to set and meet learning goals for each student, both academically and socially. Students learn context for their skills – and how their learning fits into a larger picture. This helps prepare them to be responsible citizens, in our community and on a global scale.

Our Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) sponsors many enjoyable annual events that engage everyone in learning and fun. Raised garden beds at each grade level bring together kids and community too, with volunteers who tend growing things in the summer and share their love of nature.

Two students read a book in the media center


Students who complete elementary school at Sonnesyn have the option of enrolling in Plymouth Middle School or Sandburg Middle School, both offering a rigorous and supportive education.

School pathways for Sonnesyn