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Basswood Elementary School
15425 Bass Lake Road
Maple Grove, Minnesota 55311

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Basswood Elementary School is one of 17 elementary schools in District 279, Osseo Area Schools.  Basswood opened in the fall of 1995 and is the school home for over 1000 students this year.  Our building also hosts a CONNECT program for students with autism spectrum disorders and a KIDSTOP childcare center.

Basswood provides a full range of support services to meet the varying needs and talents of its learners.  District special education services in reading and math skills sessions are available as appropriate. Our teachers make use of regular collaborative planning to enhance instruction and curricuclum continuity. Some departmentalization occurs in grades 4-5.  A mixture of grouping and whole class instruction strategies is used in conjunction with differentiation of the curriculum to meet individual student's needs.

There are several special activities for students, including School Chorus, Orchestra, Band, DARE, and a variety of community education and recreation activities.  A building Gifted Education teacher provides services for selected students.  Basswood is also very fortunate to have an outdoor learning classroom.  Our very active parent group (PTO) supports a naturalist visit twice yearly for every classroom who helps students in all grades explore nature.

If you would like additional information regarding programs at Basswood Elementary School, please call us at (763) 494-3858.

Date School Opened: September 5, 1995
Grades: Pre-K-5
School Mascot:
Buster the Bulldog
School Colors:
Red and Black
2017-2018 Enrollment: 1088 (as of 09/01/2017)



Numbers to Call School Hours
Main Office: 763-494-3858 ext 0
Grades K-5: 8:50 AM - 3:20 PM
Absence Line: 763-494-3858 ext. 1
Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nurse: 763-315-7670
Kidstop: 763-315-7673
Volunteer Coordinator: 763-315-6419
Fax: 763-315-7660  


Lunch Times

Four Star

Grade K 1:00
Grade 1 11:00
Grade 2 12:20
Grade 3 11:40
Grade 4 12:00
Grade 5 12:45

School Info

Basswood Elementary
15425 Bass Lake Road
Maple Grove MN 55311

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Phone & Fax

School Office
763-494-3858, ext 1

General Fax 


School Leadership

Patrick Smith

Assistant Principal
Steve Schwartz