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 9:30am-4:00pm for students.  Our before-school morning program runs 8:00am-9:10am with breakfast from 9:10-9:30am Mon-Friday, and our after-school programs run 4:00-5:30pm, Mon-Thurs. Dinner will be 4:00-4:20pm.  There is no cost for before/after school programs. 

If you are interested in touring Sanford, please contact our Family Liaison Mara Bernick at or 612-668-4914. We welcome your visit!


Spring Music Concerts

Choir and Band

Comprehensive District Design

Click HERE to learn more 

Click HERE to give feedback

Click HERE for upcoming feedback sessions

Summer School at Sanford

June 17th-July 25th




Student Daily Announcements - Parent Version

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

Morning Program Information

Your student CAN come to school starting at 8am on the first day, here's what to do on Monday August 27th.

Sanford Welcomes New Principal

Sanford is happy to welcome Amy Nelson as our new principal! Click for details...

History Day - State & National Winners!

Click here for details & results from the 2018 State & National competitions! Sanford students took first place at both state and nationals!

School Supply List 2018-19

Here is the school supply list for 2018-19

Welcome to 6th Grade!

Click here for summer orientation dates & info for new students

Sanford Site Council

Click here for info about Site Council & meeting minutes

Box Tops!

Save your Boxtops!

Sanford Students in New MPS Video

Check out Sanford's Hawk Team students sharing "This is what community looks like" as part of an #MPSStrong video!

Information About 8th Grade International Trips

Sanford is proud to be an IB World School with a focus on global citizenship. Click for more info about our annual trips abroad!

Link for Central European Cities 2019

Hot Breakfast at Sanford!

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

Sanford Video!

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

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.