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Erik Viste


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Phone: 907-742-5300

Fax: 907-742-5320

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680 Hightower Road, Girdwood, Alaska 99587

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Girdwood PreK-8

School hours: 8:30 a.m – 3 p.m.


School staff

Administrative Assistant




School Business Partners

Girdwood Rotary Club

Subway of Alaska

The Bake Shop

The Ice Cream Shop

True North Church

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About our school:

Girdwood PreK-8 is a school of active, engaged learners who thrive within a supportive and caring community.

  • We are committed to academic excellence by offering a variety of learning experiences while following the Common Core State Standards.
  • We are a school inspired by our natural surroundings.  Our unique setting promotes education and healthy lifestyles.
  • We are rooted in our community and branch out through our Four Valleys Community Schools Program.

We achieve this through intensives, outdoor learning, community service, dedicated educators and strong family involvement.


Grade levels: PreK-8  |  Number of students: 178

Mascot: Girdwood Grizzlies  |  Colors: Navy & silver

Motto or slogan: An active community of engaged learners, inspired by nature


Performance assessments and surveys

Several reports and data that assess this school's performance, goals, student issues, community input and more can be found on the performance assessments and surveys page.


Apply to attend

Students who do not reside within this school's neighborhood boundary and those who do not currently attend the school need to apply through the school lottery or zone exemption system using the "Apply" link below.


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