Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! 
We realize that families have been anxiously waiting for information on what school will look like this year at CRCS and we appreciate your patience.  We have been very thoughtful in our decision on how to proceed.  This decision was based on a number of factors, but most importantly the unique aspects of our school/community and the most up to date data available from the city, county, and state.  Please see the two documents below for more information. These documents were approved by the CRCS Board of Directors on August 10th, 2020:
Please know that more information will be coming shortly AND some information is yet to be determined as we want to have conversations with many of you!  As you will see the rationale was clear as to why Distance Learning was selected.  We also felt it was extremely important for students, parents, and staff to have a clearly defined amount of time for Distance Learning at the beginning of the year.  After that time, the date may change, but no matter what CRCS will be operating through a Distance Learning model until Monday, November 9th.

See the announcement video for more information on our distance learning plan:

Who We Are

As the fifth charter school in Minnesota, the United States, and the World, Cedar Riverside Community School opened its doors in the fall of 1993. We are celebrating our 26th year of continuous operation! Cedar Riverside Community School is a tuition-free charter PreK- Grade 8 school serving about 180 students.

Our primary goal is to work in partnership with families from the Cedar Riverside neighborhood and the surrounding communities who wish to take part in the education of their children in a rigorous educational environment. Cedar Riverside Community School ensures academic success through rigorous curriculum standards and specialized support for English Language Learners – all while setting high expectations for students.

Cedar Riverside Community School establishes strong skills in math, reading, literature, writing, science, physical education, art & technology – all of the essential areas of learning. We will also carry out a strong character education program to make sure students develop exceptional leadership skills and are well-rounded in all areas and ready for high school and beyond. Class sizes are small to accommodate personalized learning.

The doors of Cedar Riverside Community School are open to you. Please contact us to schedule a visit (612-339-5767). Translators are available.

Thank you for considering Cedar Riverside Community School!