Tours & Prospective Parent Information

TOURS — Come visit and find out how Kenwood puts the Arts in Smarts!   

We will begin to schedule tours for prospective families for the 2020/2021 school year in October.  Tours will begin in November and end sometime in February.  To schedule a tour, you must contact Family Liaison Lori Smith at or 612-668-2760.  We limit the size of our tours to better your tour experience and to minimize the disruption in our classrooms. Also, check out our Kenwood School Information Brochure attached below.

Student Placement — Student Placement happens at the district level — not at individual schools. If you have questions about student placement or would like to see if you are in Kenwood School's attendance area call Minneapolis Public School's Student Placement office at 612-668-1840 or click on the link below to enter your address and find out about the school choices the district offers. Before you can register your child at Kenwood School you must go through the district placement office and be assigned to Kenwood School.

All Minneapolis public schools use the same curriculum, so what makes Kenwood different?

Our culture of arts, academics, diversity, and parent involvement combine to set us apart from other schools.

We enrich the district curriculum with opportunities for students to perform and to attend cultural performances. Creativity, poise, self-confidence and team work are a few of the qualities that are strenghtened through participation in arts integrated activities. In our grade level Share-In performances, whole classes take something they've learned in the classroom and turn it into a performance where they teach others.

We have a strong emphasis on academics and our test scores consistently rank above district and national levels. All classrooms are required to do 120 minutes of literacy and 90 minutes of math every day.

We embrace our diversity. Our students learn in a classroom that reflects the diversity of the city they live in.

Our teachers and students benefit from the hours given by 350+ volunteers a year. That valuable parental and neighborhood support adds to the strong sense of community our school enjoys.