410 Central Ave N
New Prague, MN 56071
Phone: 952-758-1734
Fax: 952-758-1799

Youth Programs

New Prague Area Schools' Community Education offers a strong and well-rounded selection of academic and recreational opportunities  for our area youth during their out of school time (before and after school, evenings, weekends and during the summer).

The purpose of our youth programming is to build confidence, develop skills and knowledge, increase health and wellness, and encourage positive social interactions while promoting the development of the whole child.  

Academics and Enrichment

Community Education complements the school day with after school, evening, weekend, and summer opportunities to strengthen academic performance, encourage physical fitness, enhance creative thinking skills and develop new interests.

Science Fair: Elementary  

The Science Fair is a fun event for children in grades 3-5 that allows students to think like scientists. Students will complete a project that utilizes the scientific method or the engineering method to investigate and experiment. This will help students develop and demonstrate skills across curriculum areas while encouraging an enthusiasm towards science.  
This year's science fair will be held virtually. Project video submissions are due on Friday, March 5th, 2021. A virtual award ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 13th, 2021 at 1:00pm.  Purple ribbon winners will advance from this fair to the regional fair in Mankato. 
For more information, see the links below:


Recreation and Sports

Community Education provides a wealth of summer and school year recreation and sports opportunities. Many of these are co-sponsored through Joint Powers Agreements with the City of Elko New Market and the City of New Prague.

Trojan Rec Soccer League


Our Brochure

As you page through the brochure, you will notice that all of our classes fit into one or more of the areas identified below. As children participate in after school and youth enrichment classes they are gaining skills that will help them navigate through life. Learning truly can be fun!

Critical Thinking: Allows students to use the mental process of problem solving using rational thoughts based on evidence to reach an answer using both conventional and innovative practices.

Communication: Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively using oral, written and non-verbal skills.

Collaboration: The idea of working together towards a common goal.

Creativity: The exploration of imagination by creating new and different ideas.

Global Awareness: Learning from and working with others from different cultures, lifestyles and religions.

Healthy Lifestyles: Establishing preventative physical and mental health measures; including diet, nutrition and exercise.

Digital Literacy:  Helps students understand their rights and responsibilities online, navigating through this new digital world empowering them to be smart and effective.