Hayden Lake Center

Your Expedition Starts Here!

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  • Please choose action and report a bully.

    We are committed to eliminating bullying in our schools. When you see someone being bullied, don't stand by —choose action! READ MORE about this initiative.


  • Welcome to the Hayden Lake Center! Our expedition learning center is a place for kids to explore and build schema around new and exciting learning. We are looking for interesting things to create this learning center such as fossils, taxidermy, nests, animal bones, fish, maps, fur, science tools, aquariums, birds, snakes, animals and other compelling items which pique a student's curiosity.


    This webpage is under construction. We will be adding more information every week. Please check back. 

What's New

  • May 8, 2017, parents and staff met at the school to form a name change committee. The following names were suggested and will be presented to the Board of Trustees:


    Northwest Expedition Academy

    Idaho Expedition Academy

    Kootenai Expedition Academy

    Discovery Elementary 



Questions About Our School

  • Questions About Our School

    We welcome your questions about the new Hayden Lake Center! Have a question that is not answered below? Contact Principal Bill Rutherford at 664-2659 or email him at brutherford@cdaschools.org. He is happy to answer any other questions you may have.

    Will there be bus services?

    If so, when will the routes be available to review?
    Yes! There will be bus service. The Director of Transportation and I are working on those plans now and hope to have them available by June.

    Will Hayden Lake offer: PE/Library/Spanish/Technology/Art/Music?
    Yes! We will have PE/Library/Technology-STEM/Art/music. We do not have plans to have Spanish but if there is a desire, we sure can talk about it. Parents will have a voice in everything that happens in our school.

    Will students be provided ALP services?
    Yes! We will have an ALP teacher at Hayden Lake.

    What about a 5th Grade Class?
    We recognize some families may prefer to have both of their students at Hayden Lake Center. If we have enough interest in a fifth grade class, we may add one section. If you are interested in a fifth grade class, contact your current elementary school to have your fifth grade student put on the Hayden Lake fifth grade wait list.