Welcome from Principal Bjerke

A message from the principal

  • Welcome to Oak Ridge Early Learning Center!

    We are thrilled that you have chosen Sartell-St. Stephen public school district.  We are the starting point for each child’s Sabre journey. 

    Our building consists of all District 748 preschool and kindergarten students.  Our highly trained staff work diligently to meet every student’s social, emotional, and academic needs.  We pride ourselves on being a safe, respectful, and engaging environment for all young learners.  

    Our Little Sabres preschool program has received a 4-star rating from Parent Aware.  We provide comprehensive services for students aging in the range from 3-5 years old.  Our three-year old program has two-day per week options, and our four/five year olds have full-day, three and five-day per week choices.  Tuition is based on a sliding fee scale.  We also offer Early Childhood Family Education classes that allow our students and parents to become familiar with the school environment.  

    As an early learning center, we are committed to nurturing your child's academic and social-emotional growth.  We provide best practice instruction utilizing renowned curriculums in literacy, math, science, social studies, and social-emotional learning.  Along with this, our kindergarten students receive 25 minutes of physical education and 25 minutes of music daily, as well as weekly art instruction and STEAM learning time in our STEAM lab.  This exemplifies our commitment to providing each and every student a well rounded educational experience.  

    We value a strong partnership with our school families, and I encourage you to reach out with any questions you may have about our learning community.  We are excited to welcome you and your children each and every day to Oak Ridge Early Learning Center!

    Yours in Education,

    Julia Bjerke


Contact Us

  • Oak Ridge Early Learning Center
    1111 - 27th Street North
    Sartell, MN 56377

    PHONE: 320-656-3776 - Main Office/Attendance
    FAX: 320-258-3694

    Office Hours: 7:00a-3:30p

    Summer Office Hours: Closed for construction
    Office Opens: August 2024

    School Hours:
    AM Preschool: 7:50a-10:20a
    PM Preschool: 11:50a-2:20p
    Kindergarten: 7:45a-2:15p

    Ms. Julia Bjerke

    Carrie Gapinski
    School Social Worker
    320.656.3701 ext. 5105

    Julie Thom
    Early Childhood Coordinator

    Malarie DeLong
    School Nurse
    320.656.3701 ext.5104  

    Deb Johnson
    Administrative Assistant

    Jeana Meyer
    Receptionist/Attendance Clerk/General Assistance



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Last Modified on June 5, 2024