Northrop Urban Environmental Learning Center

We bring out the best in our students- naturally!

Address: 4315 31st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55406  

Phone: 612-668-4520

School Day 9:10 a.m. to 3:40 p.m. 

Principal: Amy Kettunen Jahnke

Our mission: Ensure each Northrop student receives a balanced, individual and rigorous education that embraces all academic disciplines. Environmental science has been at the core of Northrop's instruction for over 20 years. 


  • S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)
  • Vocal music, art, physical education and media each week
  • Active and engaged community and PTA
  • On-site teaching gardens, outdoor classrooms and close proximity to Minnehaha Creek, Lake Hiawatha and Lake Nokomis
  • Minnehaha Mondays walking program
  • On-site Minneapolis Kids Childcare
  • After school community education opportunities
  • Student council
  • Future Problem Solvers
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Program
  • Special Education
  • SPEN
  • Reading Corp and Math Corp (grades 1 through 3)
  • Two computer labs, SMARTBOARDS, document cameras in every classroom and circulating iPad carts

Thank you for visiting Northrop Urban Environmental Learning Center.