About Us


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

Grades: K-5
Principal: Heidi Johnson
Enrollment: 400
Hours: 8:05 am - 2:35 pm
Phone: 612-668-2760
Fax: 612-668-2770
Pathway Middle School: Susan B. Anthony Middle School

We offer: All-day Kindergarten • Special Education • Community Coordinator • Piano Lab • Band • 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; 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 - Adventures in Cardboard and 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, Family Activity Night & Barn Dance, 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