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!


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 2-7-17)

Student Daily Announcements - Parent Version

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

Feed Our Teachers at Conferences

To thank our wonderful teachers, we would like to provide dinner for them on Thursday February 16th at 4:00 pm before conferences. Click here to sign-up to birng some food. The teachers appreciate your support! 


Eagle Bluff Info for 7th Grade

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

Debate Team Big Wins!

Sanford places first in 5 out of 6 categories

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

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!!!

Support Sanford Choir!

The 7th and 8th grade Choir students at Sanford recorded a professional MP3 this December!  Just one example of the many awesome arts programs at Sanford. Click here for details...

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.

Welcoming Superintendent Graff!

We are pleased to welcome Ed Graff, our new superintendent in MPS. Click here for more info...

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

Computer Coding at Sanford

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

Sanford Staff do the Running Man Challenge!

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

Sanford HYPE! Unified Sports Team

Sanford HYPE! is a unified sports team consisting of students receveing special ed. services and regualr ed. peers working together on a sports team. The team currently plays basketball and football. Click for more details.

Bands for Bands

THANK YOU to everyone who came out to hear student & staff musicians perform to raise funds for new band instruments on Saturday!  We had a great crowd, fantastic music, and raised over $2000. Woo hoo!

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...

8th Graders in the Dominican Republic

Click to see photos & highlights from the 8th grade trip to Dominican Republic this spring!