About Us


 


Kenwood School
2013 Penn Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-668-2760


Grades: K-5
Principal: Aura Wharton-Beck
Enrollment: 468
Hours: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Phone: 612-668-2760
Fax: 612-668-2770
Pathway Middle School: Susan B. Anthony Middle School


We offer: All-day Kindergarten • Special Education • Family Liaison • Piano Lab • Band • Choir • Annual School Play • Student Council •  Parent-involved Leadership • Visual Arts • Performing Artists Residencies • Use of Kenwood Park and Lake of the Isles as Learning Resources

We inspire learning through

  • A commitment to creating an "inviting" environment supporting individualized instruction where dignity and potential are at the forefront of everything we do
  • Media/technology center with Internet access from every classroom; IMAC lab; CCC lab for English Language Learners
  • Sound instruction and structures that support high standards in academics and continuous improvement for students and teachers
  • Staff participation in Professional Learning Communities where best practices are shared and research based techniques are studied to improve teaching
  • Curriculum enhancement: CONNECT Partnership with Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Arts for Academic Achievement; Art Adventures program with Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Bakken Museum, Bell Museum, Mill City Museum and the Ordway
  • PTA Funded Residencies in every grade level: Kindergarten, Zenon Dance and African drumming; Gr. 1,  African drumming; Gr. 2 and 3, Taiko Drumming; Gr. 4 African Drumming ; Gr. 5, Photography Residency and Center for Book Arts, Richardson Nature Center
  • Mentorship, pro-social skills and peer mediation programs (Peaceful Partners)
  • Staff commitment to continuous improvement through the MacArthur Literacy Institute to promote reading; VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies) and the Collins Writing Program
  • Enrichment opportunities: Inventors Fair, district Spelling Bee, math competitions,
  • After-School Spanish and German offered twice a week. After-School French program offered once a week
  • After-School Math Olympiad program offered once a week for 4th & 5th graders
  • After School Chess Program
  • Vibrant community support: over 300 volunteer parents, community members and college students
  • Outreach to our families (Welcome Back BBQ, Kenwood Crawl, Curriculum Night, Family Activity Night & Barn Dance, Book Fair, Spring Carnival, PTA meetings and events)

 

Our Mission

 



The Kenwood School Community fosters the development of the whole child and empowers children with life-long learning skills.

Kenwood School staff, parents and community provide a secure, nurturing environment that allows each student to know a complete sense of self, fully capable of learning all the skills that enables the student's full participation throughout life.

Kenwood students: 

  • acquire a thorough grounding in the basic academic skills
    become critical thinkers and creative problem solvers 
  • acquire an appreciation and respect for the diversity of their world 
  • develop an ethical base from which to make decisions 
  • discover the courage to dare and to dream