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Bethune Arts Elementary School

Address: 919 Emerson Ave. N.

Grades: Pre-K-5

Principal: Kelly Woods

Hours: 8:05 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.

Phone: 612.668.2550

Fax: 612.668.2560



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Bethune Arts Elementary School celebrates community, creativity and arts integration  
Bethune Arts Elementary School is in Minneapolis’ Heritage Park neighborhood. Students will experience learning that integrates the arts into all core subjects. Bethune’s proximity to downtown provides easy access to thriving arts and theater opportunities. Students can enhance and showcase their learning through arts experiences such as artist residencies, field trips, community partnerships, and performances.
Bethune values family engagement and participation and offers many opportunities for various family arts experiences. As a Full-Service Community School, Bethune also offers health support, out-of-school time activities, and family engagement for our students and their families. Arts programming continues at the Franklin STEAM magnet for middle school and at FAIR High School for the Arts.
Magnet school description
Magnet Schools

Citywide magnet schools welcome students from all neighborhoods across Minneapolis. Magnet schools provide innovative programs focused on specific themes such as the Arts, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics), Dual Language, Montessori, and Global Studies and Humanities.

  • Turnaround Arts School 
  • Full Service Community School 
  • Arts Integration daily 
  • Instrumental Music Program in grades 4-5 
  • Arts Specialists in Visual Arts, Dance, Music, and Media Arts 
  • Artist Residencies 
  • Community Partnerships
  • On-Site Mental health services provided by Washburn Center for Children 
  • After-school activities 
MAGNET PATHWAY: Franklin Middle School STEAM Magnet
Student Race School District
Native American 2% 5%
African American 82% 35%
Asian American 1% 5%
Hispanic American 4% 14%
White American 11% 41%
Students School District
Receive ELL Services 5% 17%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 86% 48%
Receive Special Education Services 16% 15%
Pathway Schools

Franklin STEAM Middle School

1501 Aldrich Ave N.
Grades: 6-8
Students: 6-8

Citywide: False
Magnet: True
Magnet List: 11, 10, 21, 25, 24, 15, 13, 19, 14, 22, 20, 9, 23, 18, 3, 17, 2, 1, 8, 16, 27, 4, 28, 5, 29, 12, 26

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8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1250 W. Broadway Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Ph: 612.668.1840
Fax: 612.668.1841

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