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


Thank you, Minneapolis, for your strong support of the 2016 schools referendum!!! It passed with 83% support.  We are so grateful!

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

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!


Spring Play-"I Never Saw Another Butterfly"


Thursday May 18th and Friday May 19th 
7:00 pm performances
Sanford Auditorium
7 Sanford students going 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 are moving on to nationals! Cheers to Ms. Pilon, Mr. Metcalfe, and all the fabulous Sanford students who worked so hard! Click here for more info...

News and Notes from Dr. Palmer

Click here for updates from the principal! (Last update 4-10-17)

Summer Programs at Sanford!

This year, summer school for students in our area will be hosted at Sanford! Click for more info...

Sanford Chess Team 1st in Minneapolis!

Sanford Chess Team wins 1st in Minneapolis 6th in State!

History Day State Qualifiers

Sanford sends 27 students and 17 projects to State- the most of any MPS Middle School!

Debate Team Big Wins!

Sanford wins First Place Sweepstakes Award!

Parent Update: What's Happening at Sanford

Clcik here for an update on current happenings at Sanford!

Student Daily Announcements - Parent Version

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

Eagle Bluff Info for 7th Grade

Click here to access information about the 7th Grade trip to Eagle Bluff in March!

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!

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

Sanford Site Council

Click here for info about Site Council & meeting minutes

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.

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.

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

Afterschool Activitites

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

Eric Sparks and Luke Wisniewski
Sanford Teachers Honored!

Our own Eric Sparks (Social Studies) and Luke Wisniewski (PE/DAPE) were honored by the district on Friday... click to learn more!

Sanford Students in the StarTribune

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