Located in the beautiful Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Iditarod Elementary opened in 1971 and has a solid history
of providing quality education to our Wasilla community. Originally built as an “open concept” school, our building
has seen many transformations to become the place of learning it is today. The event that probably had the
most impact was the devastating fire in January of 1981. More recently, Iditarod partnered with
Home Depot and Kaboom to renovate our playground with new equipment for all our students.
Iditarod gets its name from Alaska’s famous Iditarod Sled Dog Race which starts in Wasilla.
Our original school mascot is a Siberian Husky named Frost. Siberian Huskies were originally imported
because of their reputation for their intelligence, friendliness, and capacity for covering long distances
in extreme cold. We like to think our learning community embodies that same reputation in the
academic ground we cover year after year.
Iditarod Elementary is committed to partnering with families, community and local businesses to
provide the best possible learning opportunities and learning environment. Our new outdoor classroom
and playground equipment is just one example of how we are all working together to improve
every child’s school experience.