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

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

Our school day is 8:45am - 3:45pm for students. We are grateful that MPS continues to support the longer school day for secondary IB schools! Our before-school morning program runs 7:30-8:15am, Mon-Friday, and our after-school programs run 4:00-5:30pm, Mon-Thurs, starting 9/25. There is no cost for before/after school programs. 

If you are interested in touring Sanford, please contact our Family Liaison Mara Bernick at or 612-668-4914. We welcome your visit!


News and Notes from Dr. Palmer

Click here for updates from the principal! (Last update 3-1-18)

Got Your Sanford Wear?

Deadline for ordering Sanford T-shitrts and Sweatshirts is Thurs. March 22nd

Student Daily Announcements - Parent Version

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

Sanford Students in New MPS Video

Check out Sanford's Hawk Team students sharing "This is what community looks like" as part of an #MPSStrong video!

Parent Update: What's Happening at Sanford

Clcik here for an update on current happenings at Sanford!

Letter from Superintendent Graff about Budget

Please click for letter & a link to info on the district website.

Information About 8th Grade International Trips

Sanford is proud to be an IB World School with a focus on global citizenship. Click for more info about our annual trips abroad!

Link for Costa Rica 2018

Link for Central European Cities 2019

Hot Breakfast at Sanford!

Happy to announce that MPS is now serving fabulous hot breakfast at Sanford! Click to see the menu...

Sanford Site Council

Click here for info about Site Council & meeting minutes

A letter from Superintendent ED Graff regarding DACA - supporting Dreamers

Click here for a letter from Superintendent Graff about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Sanford Video!

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

Indoor Recess
Support Indoor Recess at Sanford!

Update: The district is reviewing the project again over concerns that students will damage the sprinklers & other systems that are not protected by a full ceiling.  Click for more info...

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

Afterschool Activitites

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