Welcome To Kenwood Elementary

Kenwood Elementary School's culture of arts, academics, diversity and parent involvement sets us apart from other schools. We educate both the head and the heart. We provide students with opportunities to learn through an astonishing range of artists in our community. This is reflected in our slogan "Smarts+Arts = Kenwood School." Talk to any one of our Kenwood families and they can tell you, kids love Kenwood because our arts focus in engaging and enriching for all of our students.

Welcome Ms. Heidi Johnson

Please welcome our new interim principal, Heidi Johnson.  Please feel free to contact her at anytime.  Click the link above to read Ms. Johnson's letter of introduction.

Kenwood School Tours

We are currently scheduling tours up until February 15th.  If you are interested in scheduling a tour for a child, please contact family liaison Lori Smith at or 612-668-2778.


What makes Kenwood special?

All Minneapolis Public Schools use the same curriculum, so what makes Kenwood different?

Health Office - Illness Season

It's that time of year when kids and adults get sick.  Please call the health office at 612-668-2766 to report an absence.  Remember, in order for a child to return to school they need to be symptom free (fever, vomit, etc) for 24 hours without medicine. Click the link for more details from our school nurse.

Family Activity/Vacation Form

If you plan on taking your child out of school for a vacation or activity, please fill out the Family Activity/Vacation Form at least 10 school days prior to the first absence.

Kenwood Teacher Earns New Birchbark Books Sponsored Cultural Understanding Award

In recognition of her remarkable teaching skill and thoughtful implementation of a Native American Art curriculum for Kenwood students, Birchbark Books will sponsor an annual award in honor of art specialist, Margaret Zimmerman-Swenson.

Kenwood School Handbook, Monthly Calendar, and District Policies

The Kenwood School Handbook is now online for your convenience.  Please click the link for more inforamtion regarding both district and school policies and information.

Winter Weather

Be prepared if school is cancelled due to weather. 

Click for the latest Kenwood Courier Newsletter

Keep informed about Kenwood School by reading our newsletters, the Kenwood Courier.

2017-18 School Year

Our school hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. To contact the office, please call 612-668-2760.

You can see the district calendar for the entire school year by clicking here

Background Check Forms

MInneapolis Public Schools require all parent volunteers going on field trips to submit a background check.  Forms are available in the school office, or by clicking the above link.