Welcome To Kenwood Community School

Kenwood Community 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.

Music Teacher Cynthia Quehl Highlighted in Local Magazine

We already knew she was amazing - now everyone else can see how incredible our music teacher is!  Click the link to read the article featured in City Pages Magazine.

I Love To Read and Black History Month

February is I Love to Read month and Black History Month.  To celebrate, we will be having Kenwood spirit days each Friday of the month.  Click the link for more details.  

Kenwood Auction 2020 - 90's Pop Culture

The Kenwood PTA Auction 2020: 90's Pop Culture! will be held at 6:30pm on Saturday, February 29th at St. Mary’s Greek Orthodox Church. Not only is this a fundraiser, it’s also a fabulous party complete with music, libations and delicious eats! This is an adults-only event you won’t want to miss, so book your babysitter now. 

Comprehensive District Design

Click the link above for more information regarding the listening sessions and timeline for the Comprehensive District Design.

Summer Classes

It may still be cold outside, but summer is right around the corner.  Click the link for more information about summer school options, including summer GEMS/GISE opportunitites.

Winter Weather

Be prepared if school is cancelled due to weather.  Learn the criteria for determining when schools may be closed, and find links to update how you receive district information.  

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.

Click for the latest Kenwood Courier Newsletter

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

Anthony Middle School Tours

Beginning December 10th, our pathway middle school is offering daytime tours.  Visit for more information, or call Anthony directly at 612-668-3240 to schedule your tour.

Green Team Information

Our volunteer Green Team members are busy all year long.  Click the link to find out what they do and how you can get involoved.

Testing Schedule

At certain times throughout the year, assements are given to students.  Click the link for more information.

Kenwood DNR Certified School Forest

On Friday, May 24th, we had our official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate our recently appointed Department of Natural Resources Kenwood Community School Forest!  Kenwood proudly becomes the fifth Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Minneapolis Public School partnership site. This was created for students to experience and learn about nature, right in our neighborhood.

Silent Fundraising

Click the link to discover some easy ways you might be able to help Kenwood!

Kenwood School Handbook and District Policies

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

Kenwood School Improvement Plan

All schools are required to have a school improvemnt plan (SIP).  While we will continue to have high standards in all acadmeic areas, the SIP helps to focus instruction in areas that the staff determines needs improvement.  These plans are created by individual schools after looking at insturctional data.  

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.

Background Check Forms

Minneapolis Public Schools require all volunteers going on field trips to submit a background check.  Online forms are available by clicking the above link.

New Family FAQ

Check out this FAQ sheet created by our PTA Co-Presidents to find out about events, traditions, and policies at Kenwood.