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About Northrop

Northrop Community School teaches students to love nature and learning.

Located just minutes away from Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha, Minnehaha Creek and Minnehaha Falls, Northrop Community School is located in the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood of Minneapolis. Families can expect rigor in literacy, writing and math, as well as individual plans to provide acceleration or support based on a student’s need. Northrop’s focus on STEM and environmental education encourages students to understand and be conscious caretakers of the world around them. 

Address: 4315 - 31st Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN, 55406

Grades: K-5

Principal: Andrew Uhler

Hours: 9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Phone: 612-668-4520

Fax: 612-668-4530



Community Schools

Community schools reflect the rich histories of our city’s unique neighborhoods and celebrate our students' diverse cultural backgrounds. Community schools provide high-quality academic programs with smooth academic pathways from elementary to through high school that build students’ skills and fuel their interests each step of the way.

At a Glance

  • Groves Method program in literacy for all students in grades K-3.
  • Reading Partners literacy program for all students who need support.
  • Reading and Math interventionist team.
  • Midwest Food Connection program for all students.
  • Environmental education and STEM are emphasized as part of the comprehensive teaching and learning offered.
  • Two outdoor classrooms.
  • Two school gardens and raised garden. 
  • Advanced instruction, including Telescoped Math and Advanced Learner instruction for identified students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade.
  • EL programming.
  • After-school activities.
  • Minneapolis Kids school-age care before and after school.
  • Site-based Special Education services.

ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sanford Community Middle School


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