& Partner Schools

Great schools are helping students from every background realize their extraordinary potential.


students attend schools we support


Black, Indigenous, and students of color


outperform Minneapolis average for low-income students

Growing our network of great schools

The schools we work with are guiding stars on a journey to greatness. We prioritize our funding and support for schools that support low-income communities and are committed to continual improvement and strong outcomes for all students. They benefit from tailored support and strategic interventions that include:

  • Providing strategic planning, grounded in data and focused on a clear articulation of student success
  • Offering coaching for teachers and leaders
  • Incorporating high-quality curriculum and literacy programs
  • Establishing positive school culture and family engaging
  • Building talent strategies to attract and retain high-performing, diverse teachers
  • Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
  • Friendship Academy of the Arts
  • Global Academy
  • Hennepin Schools
  • Hope Academy
  • New City School
  • New Millennium Academy
  • Northeast College Prep
  • Prodeo Academy
  • Wildflower Montessori
  • Agamim Academy
  • Ascension Academy
  • Exploration High School
  • Hiawatha Academies
  • Kipp MN
  • Partnership Academy
  • Risen Christ Catholic School
  • St. Paul John II Catholic School
  • Sojourner Truth Montessori
  • Venture Academy

On a Journey to Greatness

Our schools have access to best-in-class strategic support, a ready thought partner in their portfolio director, and significant opportunities to learn alongside other schools in the Great MN Schools network.

Portfolio Schools

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School is a Catholic coeducational high school located in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN.

School Type: Independent

Grades Served: 9-12

2924 4th Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55408

Friendship Academy of the Arts

Friendship Academy of the Arts is a National Blue Ribbon, K-7 public charter school in South Minneapolis. 

School type: Charter

Grades served: K-7, growing to K-8

2600 E 38th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406

Global Academy

Global Academy is a public charter school that serves 430 students in grades K-8. It has been recognized as a school that is “beating the odds” in terms of student academic performance.

School type: Charter

Grades served: K-8

3000 5th St. NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

Hennepin Schools

Hennepin Schools is a K-8 charter network serving 400 students. It has received several awards and distinctions for its quality from the Star Tribune and Minnesota Department of Education.

School type: Charter

Grades served: K-8

1001 E 46th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Hope Academy

Hope Academy is a Christ-centered, classical academy founded as an opportunity-equalizer for urban youth.

School type: Independent

Grades served: K-12

2300 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404

New City School

New City School is a tuition-free K-8 grade public charter school that develops skilled and caring citizens for a new and better city.

School type: Charter

Grades served: K-8

1500 6th Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

New Millennium Academy

New Millennium Academy is a K-8 public charter school serving more than 700 students from the greater Minneapolis community.

School type: Charter

Grades served: K-8

5105 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429

Northeast College Prep

Northeast College Prep is a K-8 charter school in NE Minneapolis.

School type: Charter

Grades served: K-8

300 Industrial Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Prodeo Academy

Prodeo Academy is a growing PreK-6 charter school.

School type: Charter

Grades served: PreK-6, growing to PreK-8

620 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Wildflower Montessori

School type: Charter

Grades served: PreK-K

Acorn Montessori (ages 3-6): 310 E 38th St., Suites 133-135, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Lirio Montessori (ages 3-6): 3015 13th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Partner Schools

In addition to supporting portfolio schools, which typically receive multi-year funding commitments for planning and implementation, we offer targeted supports to Minneapolis schools that serve at least 40% Free and Reduced Lunch, as they work to strengthen key conditions for growth and success.

Learn more about becoming a partner school

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