Portfolio & partner schools

Great schools, right here in our community are helping students from every neighborhood and every background realize their extraordinary potential

We empower district, charter and independent schools with the resources and support to provide an exceptional education to more Minneapolis kids.

Portfolio schools

Friendship Academy of the Arts

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
School director: Charvez Russell, brussell@friendshipacademy.org
Grades served: K-7, growing to K-8
Contact: 2600 E 38th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-879-6703
www.friendshipacademy.org

Global Academy

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
School director: Helen Fisk, helen.fisk@globalacademy.us
Grades served: K-8
Contact: 3000 5th St. NW, New Brighton, MN 55112
763-404-8200
www.globalacademy.us

Hennepin Schools

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
School director: Julie Henderson, jhenderson@hennepinelementary.org
Grades served: K-8
Contact:
Elementary school: 2123 Clinton Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Middle school: 3109 E 50th St., Minneapolis, MN 55417
612-843-5050
www.hennepinelementaryschool.org

Hiawatha Academies

Hiawatha Academies

Hiawatha Academies is a network of high-performing, college-preparatory schools focused on closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis.

School type: Charter
School director: Colette Owens, cowens@hiawathaacademies.org
Grades served: K-12
Contact: 3500 E 28th St., Minneapolis, MN 55406
612-455-4004
www.hiawathaacademies.org

Hope Academy

Hope Academy

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

School type: Independent
School director: Russ Gregg, rgregg@hopeschool.org
Grades served: K-12
Contact: 2300 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
612-540-2000
www.hopeschool.org

KIPP Minnesota

KIPP Minnesota

KIPP Minnesota is a network of high-performing, college-preparatory K-8 public charter schools in Minneapolis.

School type: Charter
School director: Nicole Boardman, nboardman@kippminnesota.org
Grades served: K-8
Contact: 5034 N Oliver Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55430
612-287-9700
www.kippminnesota.org

New Millenium Academy

New Millennium Academy

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

School type: Charter
School director: Bao Vang, baov@hmong.org
Grades served: K-8
Contact: 5105 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
612-377-6260
www.newmillenniumacademy.org

Northeast College Prep

Northeast College Prep

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

School type: Charter
School director: Carl Phillips, cphillips@northeastcollegeprep.org
Grades served: K-8
Contact: 300 Industrial Blvd. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
612-248-8240
www.northeastcollegeprep.org

Prodeo Academy

Prodeo Academy

Prodeo Academy is a growing PreK-6 charter school.

School type: Charter
School director: Rick Campion, rickcampion@prodeoacademy.org
Grades served: PreK-6, growing to PreK-8
Contact: 620 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-559-4881
www.prodeoacademy.org

Wildflower Schools

Wildflower Schools

Wildflower is a growing ecosystem of Montessori micro-schools – it currently has two schools in its Minneapolis network that serve school-aged children.

School type: Charter
School director: Matt Kramer, matthew.kramer@wildflowerschools.org
Grades served: PreK-K
Contact:
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
www.wildflowerschools.org

Partner schools

In addition to supporting portfolio schools, which typically receive multi-year funding commitments for planning and implementation, we offer targeted supports to proven and promising schools as they work to strengthen key conditions for growth and success.