Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Atheneum program located?

The Atheneum program is housed in Salem Hills Elementary School, 5899 Babcock Trail, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077.

What grade levels are at Atheneum?

Atheneum currently has classrooms for grades 2 - 5.

What is the school’s schedule?

Atheneum school hours are 7:50 AM - 2:30 PM

Is transportation provided?

If the child is a resident of the Inver Grove Heights Schools, busing transportation is provided. Families living outside of the district must provide their own transportation. Click here to learn more about ISD 199 transportation. 

Can I visit the school and meet the teachers?

We would love to have you visit Atheneum. To do so, please RSVP to one of our tour dates that best fits your schedule.  Visit the Application Process page to RSVP to one of our four tours.

What testing does an applicant need?

Every student must complete two ability assessments and one achievement test in Math and Reading for consideration into the Atheneum Gifted Magnet Program.  For more information, go to the Eligibility Testing page.  

When will we find out who our child's teacher is and what school supplies to purchase?

Families who are enrolled for the upcoming school year will receive detailed information in August via mail from Salem Hills Elementary School/Atheneum. School supply lists are available on our ISD 199 website. Click here to see school supply lists.

Click here for information on ISD 199's Gifted Services for students.

Click here to see a copy of the Atheneum brochure.