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Hiawatha Community - Hiawatha Campus — K-2

Address: 4201 - 42nd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55406
Grades: K-2
Principal: Kevin Oldenburg
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: 612.668.4610
Fax: 612.668.4620
Email: Kevin.Oldenburg@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: hiawatha.mpls.k12.mn.us

Hiawatha and Howe Community Schools continue a tradition of excellence


Located in its namesake neighborhood in Southeast Minneapolis, Hiawatha Community is a kindergarten through second-grade school within walking distance of Minnehaha Falls—and 4 blocks from its third- through fifth-grade counterpart, Howe Community. Hiawatha and Howe maximize individual student potential through strategic use of technology, instruction according to student need, critical thinking, and high expectations within a nurturing and diverse community of learners. Strong partnerships and investments by the community, families and school staff ensure a quality education for all Hiawatha-Howe students.



  • Small school environment
  • Advanced Learner programming at all grade levels
  • Vocal and instrumental music
  • Focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) 
  • Special Education services with highly specialized developmental/cognitive programming
  • EL programming
  • Bilingual Spanish family support
  • After-school activities
  • Minneapolis Kids school-age care

PATHWAY: Howe 3-5 
ATTENDANCE AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sanford Community Middle School


G1 Walk Zone

4201 - 42nd Ave. S.
Minneapolis, 55406

If you have questions about the enrollment process, please contact us at sps.department@mpls.k12.mn.us or call us at 612.668.1840.
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