Located just minutes from Lake Nokomis, Lake Hiawatha and Minnehaha Creek, Northrop Urban Environmental Learning Center offers excellent opportunities to explore the natural world in the city.  We provide extensive hands-on and outdoor learning to trigger your child's sense of wonder, and enable them to make discoveries on their own.  We believe this personal empowerment is the bridge to a life-long thirst for knowledge. Come see for yourself!

Link to Parent Pick-Up Form for Northrop Students

Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!  Our teachers and staff members are very excited to begin the year!  Please read this information to learn about Parent Pick-up at the end of the school day at Northrop.  Please contact the Northrop office staff with any questions.  Thank you!


Welcome Back Letter from the Principal

Please read the Welcome Back Letter to learn about new staff members for the 2016-2017 school year, our Open House, transportation contact information, updating emergency cards, and first day of school.

Northrop Open House and Ice Cream Social

Come one, come all to our Northrop Open House and Ice Cream Social on Thursday, August 25, from 4:30 PM-6:30 PM.  You can pick up a "Passport" by the office that will guide you and your family to meet your child's teacher, drop off school supplies in their classroom, verify emergency contact and transportation information for your child, and visit our specialist teachers from 4:30 PM-5:30 PM. Then enjoy an Ice Cream Social on the playground from 5:30 PM-6:30 PM.  Chris and Rob's Taste Authority will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs for families to enjoy.  Our supportive Northrop Parent Teacher Association (PTA) will have Northrop spirit wear for purchase.  We look forward to seeing your family!

Please be a part of a surprise for Northrop Teachers and Staff members!

Please use your phone or a technological device to record and send me a short video (10-15 seconds) about why you love Northrop Community School.  The videos will be compiled into one bigger video that will be shown to teachers and staff members throughout the school year.  The final video may also be shown in the lobby on Open House night and Conferences during the school year.  

I welcome all parents and students (past and present) to contribute a video!  You may send videos to akettunenjahnke@gmail.com (the files are too big for my MPS account).  Thank you for your help!  And remember, don't tell the the teachers and staff  :-)  We want it to be a surprise!  Thank you, Miss Amy

Classroom Supply Lists 2016-2017

Please click the link above to locate classroom school supply lists for the year ahead.

Thank you Northrop families and staff members who attended the Weeding Party on Saturday, August 20!  Your hard work was GREATLY appreciated and the school grounds look FABULOUS after the teamwork of everyone present!  Thank you for showing up in the rain and working so hard to remove weeds, clean up gardens, and trim trees.  Our school grounds look great and ready to welcome students and families into the new school year.  It was a pleasure to meet and see you all!  Thank you!