Anishinabe Academy, a Minneapolis Public School, is a magnet school focusing on high academic achievement through Native American culture and language. We welcome and invite families and students of all cultures.

Family Night Thursday, February 12
Friday, January 30, 2015 8:20 AM

Join us for a special evening on Thursday, February 12.  There will be activities for you and your child, as well as a storyteller.  A meal will be served in the cafeteria from 5-6 p.m.  Conferences will be happening at the same time.  Come to Anishinabe, visit with your child's teacher and share a meal with us. We hope to see you on Thursday, February 12!  

Parent Teacher Conferences Feb. 12 and 13
Friday, January 30, 2015 8:15 AM

Join us for Parent Teacher Conferences on February 12 in the afternoon and during the day on Friday, February 13.  There is no school on February 13.   This gives teachers an opportunity to meet with parents on that day.

National African American Parent Involvement Day
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 4:30 PM

Join us on February 9, 2015 for African American Parent Involvement Day.   Spend the day with your child at school and visit his or her teacher.

Field Trip to the University of Minnesota
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 1:10 PM

Physics of Force Performance at the University of Minnesota for grades 4-8. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 from 9:15 - 12:15.

Spirit Week 2014
Spirit Week December 15 - 19
Thursday, December 11, 2014 2:45 PM

Monday - Twin Day

Tuesday - Pajama Day

Wednesday - Sports Day

Thursday - Wacky Day

Friday - Black Out (wear black)

Meals for Minds
Monday, October 13, 2014 7:10 AM

Target has partnered with Feeding America to create Meals for Minds — an innovative program to feed children so that they can perform better in school. Target committed $2.3 million to Meals for Minds, and an additional $1.2 million to support local food banks and other school-based food programs across the country.  

We will provide every student with a 30 lb. food basket once a month.  There will be a variety of foods provided for families to choose from.  

Upcoming dates:   

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ida Downwind recognized as National Elder of the Year
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 7:55 AM


  1. Congratulations to Ida Downwind, a district program facilitator for Indian Education, who was named National Elder of the Year by the National Indian Education Association for her lifelong contributions to Indian education. Ida has been in MPS for seven years. During her career, she has taught students from early childhood through post­secondary in settings on reservations and in urban areas. She leads professional development around best practices for working with American Indian students, using her indigenous lens to translate cultural teachings into practical classroom strategies. Ida has developed a positive behavior reinforcement model using the Seven Grandfather teachings. Thank you, Ida, for your work with MPS students and our community! 


After-School Programming
Monday, September 22, 2014 9:30 AM

The after school program is about to begin.  Check with your child's teacher for information..   Students who are enrolled stay after school and receive bus transportation home after Beacons.  Beacon centers transform schools into active youth centers afterschool and in the summer, providing free high quality youth development opportunities to the students of Sullivan and Anishinabe schools.

Extended Day Programming - GEMS/GISE
Monday, September 22, 2014 7:10 AM

Anishinabe Academy welcomes gems & GISE as part of our Extended Learning Program for the new school year.  Fall of 2014 students will be engaged in learning the engineering design cycle through robotics and First Lego League.  This year’s robotic challenge is titled WORLD Class Learning Unleashed.   The Minneapolis Public School competition/ exhibition is scheduled for January 17, 2015 at Anishinabe/Sullivan School.

More information coming soon.

Control How MPS Contacts Your Family
Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:00 AM

SchoolMessenger’s Contact Manager lets you control the ways you want to be contacted by Minneapolis Public Schools. Learn more about how to set up and manage your contact preferences online.

2014-2015 Supply LIsts
Thursday, August 07, 2014 9:00 AM

Please bring items listed in this article to school the first week of class.  

Get Ready For School!
Thursday, August 07, 2014 7:45 AM

The 2014-15 school year begins Monday, August 25, for students in grades 1 - 12 and Wednesday, August 27, for kindergarten, prekindergarten, ECFE and High Five students.

We are looking forward to seeing you the last week in August!