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At Sakaw School, we provide the opportunity for all students to achieve excellence in learning, develop a strong positive sense of self-worth and cultivate good work habits, attitudes, and social skills. We will promote success by providing a safe and caring environment that is positive, stimulating and cohesive for students, parents, community members and staff. We believe we can assist children in becoming responsible and cooperative citizens who are prepared to lead productive lives together with people of all races, religions and nationalities. We will provide all students the opportunity to achieve to their level of ability through excellent instruction, quality resources and collaborative community efforts.

Sakaw School provides regular programming for Kindergarten to Grade six. Sakaw School is a district site for students with a Mild Cognitive Delay from Grades 1 - 6. Sakaw School was the first south-side school to have the Early Learning Program for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 year olds. 

We are proud to be an APPLE School. APPLE Schools can help students learn, establish, and maintain patterns of nutrition and physical activity that help keep their bodies healthy. Well-planned and effectively implemented school wellness programs can help students to achieve greater mental and physical health. At Sakaw School, we are committed to promoting a healthy school environment by supporting and emphasizing student mental wellness, good nutrition, and regular physical activity.

We are also a Leader in Me School. This is an innovative, school-wide model that emphasizes a culture of student empowerment and helps unleash each child’s full potential. Based on Stephen Covey’s, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, teachers and students internalize timeless leadership principles that nurture the skills students need for success in the 21st century. All classrooms create a Mission Statement.