About Us


Kenwood School
2013 Penn Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Grades: K-5
Principal: Heidi Johnson
Enrollment: 400
Hours: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm (distance learning schedule) 8:05 am - 2:35 pm (in person learning schedule)
Phone: 612-668-2760
Fax: 612-668-2770
Pathway Middle School: Susan B. Anthony Middle School, Anwatin Middle School beginning in 2021

We offer: All-day Kindergarten • Special Education • Family Liaison • Piano Lab • Band • Annual School Play • Student Council •  Parent-Involved Leadership • Visual Arts • Performing Artists Residencies • Use of Kenwood Park, Cedar Lake, 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; ipad and chrombook carts in all grade 3-5 classrooms
  • 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, such as: Kindergarten - African Drumming; Gr. 1 -  African Drumming and Storytelling; Gr. 2 and 3 - Taiko Drumming; Gr. 4 - African Drumming and MN Center for Book Arts; Gr. 5 - Photography Residency, MN Center for Book Arts, and 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: After school classes, spelling bee, math competitions, science fair, annual musical
  • After-School Spanish 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
  • After School GEMS/GISE (science program)
  • Vibrant community support: over 300 volunteer parents, community members, and college students
  • Outreach to our families (Welcome Back Ice Cream Social, Kenwood Crawl, Curriculum Night, Fall Family Festival, Book Fair, Spring Picnic, 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