I have 3 boys at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet . I have been extremely happy with the education my boys are getting. Teachers are in constant contact with me about my boys progress, always emphasizing the positive. They have a Core Knowledge curriculum that allows the kids to get a global view of the world and its history. My boys are learning about the Hmong culture. The teachers use this culture as a way to get the kids to understand other cultures. My sons have friends from all over the world: Somalia, Nigeria, Nepal, Thailand and Mexico. There is a very positive and welcoming environment at this school. 5th graders are collecting the histories of many of the Hmong elders and community members as a part of an ethnography project. The kids have been learning Iphoto and Imovies and how to interview. I would encourage any one looking for wellroundededucationtocheckitout.
My son started in this school this year in 3rd grade and it has been such a positive environment for him. He's more excited about going to school and is more aware of his heritage than ever before. It's great to see him happy about school everyday!