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Educational Benefits

Did you know that filling out the educational benefits form can help your family with more than meals? Review the educational benefits form to see if your family qualifies for the 2022-23 school year. 


The federal government has ended its free meals program, which was launched during the COVID-19 pandemic. During the 2022-23 school year, the price for breakfast will be $1.60 for elementary students (breakfast for Kindergarten students is free) and $1.70 for secondary students. The price for lunch will be $2.95 for elementary students, $3.15 for middle school students, and $3.20 for high school students. Free and reduced price meals will be provided to families who need help covering the cost of meals.


How do I apply for educational benefits?

To find out if you qualify, fill out an Educational Benefits Form (also known as Free & Reduced Application) at (or via the School Cafe app), sign in and click “apply” or complete the Application for Educational Benefits following the instructions. A new application must be submitted each year. Or use the pdf printable form and then return your completed Application for Educational Benefits to Mahtomedi District Office, Attn: Nutrition Services Department, 1520 Mahtomedi Avenue, Mahtomedi, MN 55115


How do I know if my family will qualify? 

  • Any household member who currently participates in the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) and foster children can get free meals without reporting household income.
  • Family or child is homeless
  • The total income of household members is within the USDA guidelines (page 2 of this pdf)


What benefits are available?

If your family qualifies, the program can provide your student(s) with free school breakfast and lunch and many other supports, including reduced fees for sports/activities, instruments, field trips, and more.



Our Mission

The mission of Mahtomedi High School, a driven and supportive family of Zephyrs whose individual growth enriches the community as a whole, is to ensure a transformational experience in which students are life-long learners and empathetic community members equipped with the desire and ability to explore their passions through a vital system distinguished by:

  • inclusive and safe environments where all Zephyrs belong and advocate for one another through authentic relationships
  • a culture that seeks out and honors diverse and global perspectives
  • dynamic educational experiences for varied interests
  • embracing the discomfort of setbacks as an important part of the learning process
  • a community that recognizes that success comes in many forms
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Our School
Mahtomedi High School has a heart for innovation, provides rigorous academic coursework, and supports students to explore extracurricular opportunities. Our teachers and staff are passionate and dedicated people who explore innovative ideas and teach our students new ways of thinking to support them in whatever career path they choose. Students engage in project-based learning to solve real-world problems using industry-standard technology in the nation’s first M.I.T. certified FabLab housed in a public school. Fine arts is a vital and robust part of the High School and our visual and performing arts classes include ceramics, digital art, choir, band, and event broadcasting. We also offer Flex Time during the school day when students may receive academic support, engage in college and career exploration, and connect over common interests. Over 90% of our student community engages in extracurricular activities that range from athletics to robotics. Students’ social and emotional learning is addressed through various avenues including a restorative practices approach for student behavior and through our Zephyr Link Crew mentoring program.