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!

Ms. Tara FitzGerald selected as Northrop's new Principal

Ms. FitzGerald comes to Northrop from Andersen United Community School, where she served as assistant principal since 2011. Ms. FitzGerald began her career at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) in 1997. Most recently, she served as assistant principal at Andersen for three years. Prior to that, she worked at South High School as a classroom teacher from 1997 to 2011. During her time at South, she also served as an instructional facilitator from 2009 to 2011, a test coordinator from 2007 to 2011 and an academic coach from 2006 to 2009.

Ms. FitzGerald received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. She earned her Master of Education degree in math and Spanish at the University of St. Thomas. Of her new position, Ms. FitzGerald says, “I am excited to meet the students and families of Northrop and look forward to joining your vibrant community. I am eager to embrace education with an environmental focus and continue community traditions like Minnehaha Mondays. Together, we can uphold our commitment to bringing out the best in our students – naturally.” Please join us in welcoming Ms. FitzGerald to Northrop.

Summer Activities Guide

Summer is here!  Keep your childrens' minds and bodies active this summer by experiencing all the Twin Cities have to offer.  Many are close to Northrop, and many are FREE.  Click here to check it out and have a healthy and active summer!

Seeking MathCorps & ReadingCorps volunteers for 2014-2015

Northrop is now recruiting for 2014-15 Math and Reading Corps volunteers! Click below for more info and to apply!


MN ReadingCorps

MN MathCorps