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Why Choose Stillwater?

8,400 reasons to love our schools!

There are a lot of reasons to love Stillwater Area Public Schools. About 8,400 of them to be exact! Our students are amazing. And our staff is, too! 

We're the oldest school district in the state, but that doesn't mean we are still your great grandparents' school district. Stillwater Area Public Schools are known for innovation. Our academics are top-notch, as our test scores demonstrate. But it's the way we care for our students that makes the biggest difference. We are recognized across the state and nation for always putting kids first by helping them build strong minds, strong bodies and strong character. We are committed to providing an environment where every child feels seen, heard and respected. 

See For Yourself What Makes Us Different!

A Long History of Excellence

Need More Convincing?

Elementary students coding robots

Real Life Experiences

Learning is more engaging when it is relevant to real life. That’s why we incorporate things like robotics and coding in our elementary schools, and invite community experts to work alongside students in our middle and high schools.

Kids solve rubiks cubes


We get to know students’ strengths, interests and learning styles. Teachers differentiate the curriculum to meet the unique needs of their students. A variety of interventions and enrichments help engage, motivate and challenge our students.

Teachers greet 9th grader

Caring Relationships

We know kids do best when they feel safe, cared for and supported, which is why our staff work so hard to develop relationships with students, and connect kids with their peers. 
We care about the whole child!