Welcome to STRIDE Academy!

Now Hiring The Following Positions:

Elementary Teacher, Full-Time, 2022-2023

ML (Multilingual) Teacher, Full-Time, 2022-2023

ML (Multilingual) Paraprofessional

Language Arts Teacher, Middle School, Full-Time, 2022-2023

Science Teacher, Middle School, Full-Time, 2022-2023

Social Studies Teacher, Middle School, Full-Time, 2022-2023

Technology Teacher, Full-Time, 2022-2023

Phy. Ed/Health Teacher, Full-Time, 2022-2023

Special Education Teacher, Full-Time, 2022-2023

Beginning Monday, March 14th, masks will be optional for students and staff at STRIDE Academy.
Masks will still be available for students at school.
If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions

We are encouraged by the low COVID transmission numbers in Stearns, Benton and Sherburne counties. However, if COVID transmission numbers rise again, the school may require masks to be worn.

STRIDE Return to School Plan 2021

COVID Testing Resources

COVID Vaccine Resources

2022-23 STRIDE Calendar

STRIDE Academy sprung from a desire to create an individualized learning environment that breaks down barriers and gives all students the tools to be successful. Using innovative teaching techniques and curriculum proven to foster results, STRIDE’s passionate team of educators teach by ability, not age. STRIDE Academy provides real-life educational experiences that build a strong foundation in all core academic areas, foster leadership and lifelong success. By meeting each student’s unique educational, emotional and social needs, students are empowered to become responsible life-long learners.

Best of all, we are a tuition-free school and open to every student.

Upcoming Events


Calendar of Events



Morning Drop-Off: 7:45-8:15
Breakfast Served: 7:45-8:15
Instructional Day: 8:15-3:05
Afternoon Pick-Up: 3:05-3:15


View your child’s current and past grades, attendance, upcoming tests, and missing work. You can contact your child’s teacher, too!



3241 Oakham Lane
St. Cloud, MN 56301

  • 320.230.5340

  • 320.217.6318
  • STRIDE Academy’s status with it’s Authorizer, Pillsbury United Communities, Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Over the course of the current contract term STRIDE Academy has performed at a high level with regard to academics, governance, and operations and leadership, and has a stable position financially. The strong community feel, innovative approach to education, and individualized learning are strengths of the program.


    The academic performance of the school is consistently strong.  STRIDE met the majority of their academic goals for the contract and performed at a high level on Pillsbury United Communities’ Performance Framework.  The work the school has done utilizing dyslexia strategies, as well as the persistent focus on individualized learning, continue to advance student learning.  The school should be proud of its accomplishments over the term of the contract.


    The STRIDE Academy board is highly functional and organized. Meetings are run well and focus on the governance of the school.  The board has done deep-dives into the purpose of and opportunities for the school during their board retreats. They are a committed and purposeful board that serves the school well.

    Operations and Leadership

    STRIDE Academy is an operationally proficient school that is well-run. The staff at the school are dedicated to the students and are willing to go the extra mile to help them succeed. This attitude of collaboration and innovation is present in the culture of the school overall. The established leadership of the school facilitates these aspects as central to the work being done at  STRIDE Academy.

    STRIDE Academy is a student-centered school with a well-developed educational model that advances learning for all students. They have recovered from recent challenges and have used the stabilizing process to go deeper into actualizing the purpose of the school.

    Overall, STRIDE Academy is a high-performing, well-run school with a positive culture and strong student outcomes. A contract term of four (4) years recognizes the consistent performance of the school in all areas, with very few concerns to address from Pillsbury United Communities. Pillsbury United Communities looks forward to the school’s continued success over the next contract term (July 1st, 2021 to June 30th, 2025).