Welcome to Sanford Middle School!

¡Bienvenidos a la Escuela Intermedia Sanford!

مرحبًا بكم في مدرسة سانفورد المتوسطة

Miigwech Bi-izhaayeg Sanford

Ku soo dhowaada Dugsiga dhexe ee Sanford

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year!

We are proud to celebrate 90 years of history as a part of an ever changing, lively river community with a rich multicultural heritage. Sanford is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. We follow the middle school model serving grades 6-8, and are located in the Longfellow neighborhood in southeast Minneapolis. We are opening this fall with a just-completed new wing, adding a new gym and 14 new classrooms.  Come visit us at 3524 42nd Avenue South. We would love to see you.

Our school day for 2016-17 is 8:45am - 3:45pm for students. Our morning program will continue at 7:30-8:30am, starting 9/6, and our after-school program at 4:00-5:30pm, starting 10/3. We are grateful that MPS continues to support the longer school day for secondary IB schools!

If you are interested in touring Sanford, please contact Family Liaison Mara Bernick at mara.bernick@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-4914. We welcome your visit!

Sanford Soccer - City Champs!

We are very proud of Mr. Elate & our fabulous Sanford soccer team! In addition to a winning season, they beat Northeast MS for the championship title. Go, Hawks!!!

Indoor Recess
Support Indoor Recess at Sanford!

Please help us finish the lower level space for indoor recess! Click to see how you can help!

Parent Update: What's Happening at Sanford

Clcik here for an update on current happenings at Sanford!

News and Notes from Dr. Palmer

Click here for updates from the principal! (Last update 10-2-16)

Chinook Book Fundraiser

The Chinook Book fundraiser has begun this year! The fundraiser is for all grades and is being run by our Sanford Parent Group. Order envelopes were distributed to all students on Tuesday, September 27 and need to be returned by Friday October 14th to advisory teachers. Please click the here for more details.

Student Daily Announcements - Parent Version

Parents can check out what's happening at Sanford from the student perspective - click here

Feed Our Teachers at Conferences

To thank our wonderful teachers, we would like to provide dinner for them on Tuesday October 18th at 4:00 pm before conferences. Click here to sign-up to birng some food. The teachers appreciate your support! http://signup.com/go/m5DVnr

Support Sanford Choir!

The 7th and 8th grade Choir students at Sanford will be recording a professional MP3 this December! Sanford Middle School and it's administration is proud to fully support it's many arts programs. Click here for more details.

School Supplies for 2016-17

Click for the Sanford's School Supply List for fall!

Middle School Athletics

The School Board voted to continue last year's athletic plan for another year and continue to study the results. Click for details.

Welcoming Superintendent Graff!

We are pleased to welcome Ed Graff, our new superintendent in MPS. Click here for more info...

Sanford Band playing PRINCE!

How great are our Sanford Hawk musicians? Click to see!

Sanford is an Authorized IB World School!

Congratulations to all the staff, students and parents who participated in the hard work of implementing the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) at Sanford, and in the IB authorization visit in May!  Click to see the authorization letter from IB that we received on 6-17-15.

Lion King
Project SUCCESS at Sanford

Click here for a great video about Project SUCCESS that features some of Sanford's students & staff

Computer Coding at Sanford

Click here for link to a recent article about our Coding classes

Sanford Video!

There is lots to love about Sanford Middle School - check out this video to see us in action!

Sanford Staff do the Running Man Challenge!

 Check out this video our staff made of the "Running Man Challenge"!

Sanford HYPE! Unified Sports Team

Sanford HYPE! is a unified sports team consisting of students receveing special ed. services and regualr ed. peers working together on a sports team. The team currently plays basketball and football. Click for more details.

Afterschool Activitites

Click here for details and class options for after school programs.