Welcome to Sanford Middle School!

مرحبًا بكم في مدرسة سانفورد المتوسطة

Ku soo dhowaada Dugsiga dhexe ee Sanford

¡Bienvenidos a la escuela Intermedia Sanford!

We are proud to celebrate over 80 years of history as a part of an ever changing, lively river community with a magnificent multicultural heritage. Sanford follows the middle school model serving grades 6-8, and is located in the Longfellow neighborhood in southeast Minneapolis. We are currently undergoing an expansion project that will be complete for the 2016-17 school year, adding a new gym and 14 new classrooms.  Come visit us at 3524 42nd Avenue South. We would love to see you.

School starts on Monday, August 24th!  Our school day in 2015-2016 will be 8:30am - 3:45pm for students. Our morning program will be 7:30-8:15am and our after-school program will be 4:00-5:00pm. We are excited and grateful to get the additional time for our students!

News and Notes from Dr. Palmer

Click for updates from the principal (Last update 8-23-15)

Middle School Athletics Update (as of 8-21)

The district recently announced changes to the middle & high school athletic programs that will support our 7/8th grade students having more access to high school sports - click for details!

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.

2015-2016 Information for New Students & Families

We look forward to welcoming our new class of 6th graders! Click for info...

School Supplies for 2015-16

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

New Start Time: 8:30-3:45 This Year

It's official! Our school day this year will be 8:30am-3:45pm.  Click for details...

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

Welcome Family Liaison Mara Bernick!

Sanford is excited to welcome Mara Bernick as our new Family Liaison! Click for details...

Sanford Video!

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