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.

Summer School Begins on June 15th
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 6:25 AM

K-7th:  This program is hosted at Cluster Sites around the city.  The program focuses on reading and math, but also includes subjects such as Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, PE and other classes. Students who qualify are notified by invitation and receive transportation to their home cluster site. Students will receive breakfast and lunch.  

Contact Daren Johnson at or (612) 668.0064 with any questions.

Students reconnect with Lake Calhoun at Mde Maka Ska
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 8:00 AM

Anishinabe 4th and 5th grade students had an opportunity to reconnect with the educational, cultural and fun aspects of the water. Students also learned about canoeing, fishing, water safety, freshwater biology and American Indian art and history while participating in various land and water activities.

Click here to see a video of the event.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 10:25 AM

Families are invited!  We are going to have a potato dance, a round dance and prizes for attendance.  Make sure to wear your regalia.  We hope to see you on June 3rd!

High 5 and Kindergarten Roundup - May 6
Monday, May 04, 2015 9:10 AM

Anishinabe will have High 5 and Kindergarten Roundup in the Elementary Media Center from 10 a.m. until noon in the elementary media center.

Middle School Model United Nations
Monday, May 04, 2015 9:00 AM

On Wednesday, May 6 middle school students will have a model United Nations in the middle school media center from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

MCA Testing
Friday, April 24, 2015 12:00 PM

MCA testing is scheduled from March 23rd through May 1st.  Please click on the links below for details. 

Anishinabe Testing Schedule Spring 2015

MCA Ready Booklet

April All School Grandfather Teachings and Celebration Assembly
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:20 PM

Parents are invited to attend the April All School Grandfather Teachings and Celebration Assembly on April 9, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:45 a.m.

Calling All Dancers!  Click here for more information and forms. 

4th and 5th Grade Field Trips
Monday, March 16, 2015 9:00 AM

4th and 5th grade students will be visiting the Minnesota Zoo on Monday, March 16.

4th and 5th grade classes will also attend a performance of "Huck Finn" at the Children's Theater Company on Thursday, March 19.

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)

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

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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!