Welcome to Sanford Middle School!

مرحبًا بكم في مدرسة سانفورد المتوسطة

Ku soo dhowaada Dugsiga dhexe ee Sanford

¡Bienvenidos a la escuela Intermedia Sanford!


Sanford Information Night for incoming 6th grade families for 2015-2016 school year is coming up! Please join us Thursday, February 5th 6:00-7:30pm to meet teachers and get to know what Sanford offers for your student.


Get to know Sanford better:  check out this great video of Sanford in action!


From the Health Office - “If you are calling your student in ill with Influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms, please let the health office know.  ILI is defined as a fever of 100.0°F or greater and cough OR sore throat (in the absence of a known disease other than influenza)”. 


Sanford students all participating in Hour of Code in December! We love learning computer coding.  Click to find out more about this amazing activity.


Sanford Tours are held most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45-11:00am. Please email Vicki Jones at victoria.jones@mpls.k12.mn.us to set up an appointment. Other times can be available upon request.


We have taken one more step forward on the journey toward International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) authorization: 

After several years as a candidate school, our application for IB World School authorization was sent in on October 1st, and we were notified on November 4th that we passed with flying colors! A site visit will be scheduled in the spring.

KUDOS, Sanford staff! We're on our way!


Great note to our Family Liaison from a new 6th grade parent! Thank you to all our new parents for your faith in us at Sanford!

Sanford has a well-deserved good reputation with parents at [my daughter's elementary school] and I see why. My daughter is a sixth grader. I was very anxious for her to attend Middle School. Sanford has eased my nerves.
The communication from the school to the parents has been excellent. I have found the teachers to be accessible and attentive.
Just wanted to give a shout out. You guys are doing a great job. I am So happy we chose Sanford.


Kudos, Sanford teachers!  We received a wonderful note from a parent of a 9th grader, sent to her son's former team teachers in September:

[My son] is at Roosevelt now, and having a good time of it. 

[He] recently turned in a rough draft of a paper that impressed his geography teacher, and the teacher said "Let me guess, you went to Sanford?" He proudly responded yes. 

Thank you for having high expectations and making school a challenge. It is not an easy row to hoe, I'm sure. Hope the 6th grade part of the loop is enjoyable - those families are lucky!

Sanford sets the bar high...hoping Roosevelt is doing the same!


 We are excited about the changes our new 7-period day schedule allows:

* All students get classes in all 8 MYP-required subject areas every year: Language & Literature, Language Acquisition, Mathematics, Sciences, Design, Arts, Individuals & Societies, and Physical & Health Education

* English, Math, Social Studies & Science are still team-based, so the teachers all share the same students and students stay together for 3 years

* We've increased offerings in Arts, Design, PE & World Languages, including the additions of Choir & Spanish

* Advanced Reading, AVID, Readers' Workshop & Focus Math are still options for students who want or need them

Dr. Palmer spent an hour with each team reviewing the MYP program & how it impacts the new schedule. If you or your student have questions, please give us a call! Dr. Emily Palmer, Principal: 612-668-4901;  Tracy Walberg, Counselor, 612-668-4905; Vicki Jones, Parent Liaison, 612-668-4914

Thank you for chosing Sanford!