two students with bookThis summer, Osseo Area Schools will once again host CDF Freedom Schools® programming at Crest View Elementary, Garden City Elementary and North View Middle School.

An initiative of the Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom Schools provides summer enrichment that helps children fall in love with reading, increases their self-esteem, and generates more positive attitudes toward learning. In addition to focusing on literacy enrichment, students attending Freedom Schools will participate in STEM activities and cultural learning through field trips and in-school experiences.

To be eligible for Freedom Schools, children must:

  • Be in kindergarten through seventh grade during the 2019-2020 school year, and
  • Currently attend an elementary or middle school in ISD 279-Osseo Area Schools

COVID-19 Update (May 22)
The summer 2020 program will now run from Monday, July 6, to Thursday, Aug. 13, at Crest View, Garden City and North View. Parents/guardians are responsible for their child’s transportation to and from the program, which is held weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that this year's Freedom Schools program is subject to change as we continue to follow state and local direction regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Apply to Freedom Schools at Crest View Elementary   |   Apply to Freedom Schools at Garden City Elementary   |   Apply to Freedom Schools at North View Middle

Space is limited; families are encouraged to register their child(ren) as soon as possible. Registration will remain open until spaces are filled.

View the program brochure