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 mara.bernick@mpls.k12.mn.us or 612-668-4914. We welcome your visit!


New - Hot Breakfast at Sanford!

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

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)

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 9-11-17)

Student Daily Announcements - Parent Version

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

Sanford Site Council

Click here for info about Site Council & meeting minutes

Sanford Video!

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

Sanford at Night

Check out these images of the Sanford building at night with the lights on!

7 Sanford students go to nationals in History Day!

27 Sanford students competed at the state History Day competion, and 3 projects by 7 of our students WON and moved on to nationals! Cheers to Ms. Pilon, Mr. Metcalfe, and all the fabulous Sanford students who worked so hard! Click here for more info...

Sanford Chess Team 1st in Minneapolis!

Sanford Chess Team won 1st in Minneapolis and 6th in State! Whoot whoot! Click for details...

Debate Team Big Wins!

Sanford wins First Place Sweepstakes Award!

Computer Coding at Sanford

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

Indoor Recess
Support Indoor Recess at Sanford!

Update: The district has halted the project over concerns that students will damage the sprinklers & other systems that are not protected by a full ceiling. We are now working on finding capital funding to finish the ceiling so we can move forward with using the space.  Click for more info...

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!!!

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

Afterschool Activitites

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

Sanford Staff do the Running Man Challenge!

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

Sanford in City Pages

Sanford was highlighted as part of a nice City Pages article on 7/22/15 about good things happening in the Minneapolis Schools! Click here for the full article

Sanford Students in the StarTribune

Click for great profile of two Sanford students from the 6-6-15 Strib...