Welcome to O.H. Anderson!

As principal, I am glad that you are visiting our website and I trust that you will find the information helpful in learning about our school.

We currently serve approximately 700 students grades 3-5, with eight sections in 3rd grade and nine sections in 4th and 5th grade. Students also participate in Spanish, music, physical education, media/technology, and art each week.

At O.H. Anderson, we believe in creating a safe and challenging learning community through the philosophy of Responsive Classroom, with the goal of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the day to foster and support engaged, caring, and responsible learners.

Our school-wide expectations are the three R’s:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Right to Learn

We are committed to providing an engaging and challenging education for all students where teachers provide focused differentiated instruction based on the students’ current instructional needs. Through our work with growth mindsets, our students understand that with effort, persistence, and motivation, we all can learn and become smarter!  We are proud of the hard work and success of our students each and every day

We value communication between home and school as it is a critical component to student success. In addition to teacher newsletters and/or websites, we have our quarterly newsletter The Little Zeph Gazette, and we continue to enhance our website. I would also encourage parents to sign up for the weekly electronic e-news if you haven’t done so already.

O.H. Anderson is fortunate to have supportive parents and community members who are partnering with us to provide the best educational experience for our students. I look forward to celebrating O.H. Anderson’s successes with parents, students, and staff this school year.

Susan Prather
Principal
651-407-2301

susan.prather@isd832.net


Our Mission

The mission of O.H. Anderson Elementary, the joyful Zephyr family of curious, hard-working learners committed to empowering everyone to be better together, is to ensure all students discover their authentic selves and build bold learner agency to collaboratively and mindfully contribute in our world through a vital system distinguished by:

  • An inclusive and fun environment that honors the worth of the individual and connections with others
  • A culture that celebrates learning, passion, and personal excellence 
  • Teaching and learning that values the process of discovery and bold experimentation 
  • A culture that empowers authentic student voice, choice, and action for the greater good
O.H. Anderson Elementary School ISD #832
666 South Warner Avenue, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651-407-2300
Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Our School
We believe in creating a safe and challenging learning community with the goal of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the day to foster and support engaged, caring, and responsible learners. Our dedicated teachers work with students to develop a growth mindset by providing learning opportunities that spark effort, curiosity, and engagement to fuel growth and achievement. Our school-wide Zephyr Time Celebrations, Morning Announcements, all-school River of Rocks art project, Fun Run, and Nature Trail Day are ways in which we build a strong sense of community. Whether it is programming robots, book clubs, math talks, cross-country skiing, or composing music, we are committed to providing an engaging and challenging education for all students.