Alice Smith Elementary School 801 Minnetonka Mills Rd, Hopkins, MN55343 Alice Smith Elementary - named after a first-grade teacher who taught in the Hopkins School District for 29 years…More starting in 1919 - is a school that represents the full cross section of Hopkins' diversity. Students from a variety of backgrounds attend the school, and teachers are focused on helping everyone achieve. The school has many activities for students to participate in beyond the traditional classroom time, such as "Art Adventure," band and orchestra. Technology is important. Every fourth- and sixth-grader receives a laptop for the year under the school's "One-to-One" program. Classrooms have interactive white boards and amplification systems that make it easier for students to hear.
Zion Lutheran Church of Hopkins 241 5th Ave N, Hopkins, MN55343 Zion is a part of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, whose aim is to be a place where people feel they belong. Its…More stated mission is to be "an outreach center for Christ-centered health and wholeness." It offers a variety of ministry and faith-growing opportunities for members. In addition to the Sunday services, there are weekday study groups, summer programs for children and senior groups. One notable program is After School at Zion, an outreach ministry to Alice Smith Elementary School, which takes place from 4:15pm to 6pm every Wednesday during the school year. Students can enjoy a snack and participate in outside activities, crafts, study break, games and a family dinner.