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!

Student Classification Survey


Dear Parents,

We are already at the time where Northrop staff begin planning for the 2015-2016 school year.  An extremely important step is to place students in a well balanced and successful classroom.  This is a process that the teachers place a lot of thought, insight and care into. If as a parent, you feel your perspective would add vital information for our teachers to consider, we invite you to share that with us via the link below.  The survey will remain open through April 24th.

Click here to learn more about the classification process

Click here to share your thoughts & info

April Naturally Northrop Newsletter

The April edition of the Naturally Northrop Newsletter is hot off the (electronic) presses for your reading pleasure.

Click here to check it out!

School Leadership Team Positions

There are 2 parent Leadership positions open next year. If you would like to join the Leadership Team please let Carolina D’Andrea know at carolina.dandrea@mpls.k12.mn.us and she will get you an application. Leadership meets once a month to discuss school concerns such as budget, space, enrollment, school mission, etc.

Northrop School Store

The fifth grade class is opening a school store starting Friday April 10, from 8:50-9:05am. The school store will be open on Friday’s through the end of the school year. Students will be able to purchase school supplies at the school store.  Proceeds will benefit the 5th grade camping trip.  Click here for more info.