Welcome to Northrop Urban Environmental Learning Center

Northrop Urban Environmental Learning Center is a K-5 school located in the Standish-Ericsson neighborhood of Minneapolis. 

Summer School 2019

Click the link above for more information about summer school.

Open House
Monday, August 12, 2019 11:00 AM

Please Join us at our Open House – Thursday, August 29th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Visit the classrooms and meet all of the amazing staff at Northrop and visit with our wonderful families. The Open House is meant as a “meet and greet” and is informal. If you have any questions, please call the main office at 612-668-4520.


Open Eye Theater Puppet Show at Northrop
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 8:10 AM

The puppet show was canceled due to the weather, but we hope to reschedule.  

Any questions, please email:


Caring for Northrop Gardens over the Summer
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:00 PM
During the summer, the Northrop gardens need your help with these volunteer opportunities. 
Watering and Weeding: Please consider watering and minor weeding over the summer. Students and parents love this chance to take care of their school. The commitment is small, and it's a nice chance to spend time at the school during the quiet summer months. 
Group Weeding Events: Join other families and Sara from Midwest Food Connection at the dates below. 
  • Friday, July 12, 2-3 pm 
  • Friday, July 19, 2-3 pm
  • Friday, July 26, 2-3 pm
  • Friday, August 2, 2-3 pm
  • Friday, August 9, 2-3 pm
  • Friday, August 16, 2-3 pm
  • Friday, August 23, 2-3 pm
Thanks for your help! 
2019-20 Classroom Placement Notification
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:15 PM

This is a reminder that we will notify families about classroom assignments through email some time in mid-August.

2019-20 Transportation Information & Bus Assignment
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 6:00 PM

These assignments for next school year will be mailed to families in August.  Please call the district transportation department at 612-668-2300 with any questions regarding transportation.

Back To School Safety Tips
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 4:15 PM

Link to MPS Student Safety Webpage