Welcome to Otter Lake Elementary

Providing a collaborative learning environment where students achieve educational excellence.

Sitting on the northwest side of the White Bear Lake Area School District, the Otter Lake Elementary family consists of about 600 students and dedicated staff. OLE recognizes that each child is unique, and works to recognize and encourage the development of that uniqueness as suggested by the philosophy. 

This neighborhood school works hard to create a strong, positive bond between faculty, parents, students, and community. 

Two students reading books



Our Mission

The mission of Otter Lake Elementary, a collaborative learning community engaged in a tradition of innovation and educational excellence, is to inspire each student to reach their full potential.

We are distinguished by:

  • Authentic indoor and outdoor learning through critical thinking, effective communication, and creative problem solving driven by student inquiry
  • Regard for student perspective
  • Intentional partnerships and meaningful relationships
  • Respect for diverse learning styles, cultures and ideas
  • Kindness, empathy, and compassion