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Wenonah Main Office
(612) 668-5040
Keewaydin Main Office
(612) 668-4670
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Elementary Grades
Wenonah: K-1st
Keewaydin: 2nd-5th
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W: 5625 23rd Ave S
K: 5209 30th Ave S
Minneapolis 55417
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9:10am - 3:40pm
Monday - Friday


About Lake Nokomis Community School

The mission of Lake Nokomis Community School is to empower every student to learn and grow every day. We represent diverse cultures and experiences which allows for instruction in the meaning and value of community and the importance of lifelong learning. We are nurturing great potential every day!

Our school community is housed on two campuses southeast of Lake Nokomis in a residential neighborhood walking distance from lakes and parks: Wenonah for Kindergarten-1st grade, and Keewaydin for grades 2-8. We celebrate our neighborhood school culture and like to be known as "a big city school with a small-town heart."

School Hours (both Wenonah and Keewaydin)

9:10am – 3:40pm
Door 1 Opens for breakfast at 9:00
All students must be in class by 9:10 

The Wenonah Campus (K-1) offers:  

All-day kindergarten • After School Activities Programs: ALC and GEMS/GISE  •  Citizen of the Month Ceremony •  Community Education • ELL Program: Spanish • Advanced Learner Program •  Minneapolis Kids Child Care • Weekly classes with specialists in  Music, Art, Media and Technology and Physical Education 2 times per week •   Student Council  •  True Food Taste Tests • Bike & Walk to School Days • Junior Achievement • Minnesota Wildlife Refuge Partnership- 3 times each year a scientist visits each class followed by a field trip to the Refuge • Talent Show • Our classrooms are learning labs for aspiring teachers from Augsburg, U of M and Northwestern • Children's Theater Company Partnership • Talent Show • 1st and 2nd Grade Night of the Arts • Speech Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Autism Program

The Keewaydin Campus (2-5) offers: 

Art • Art Adventure • Urban Debate • School Patrol • History Day • Computer Technology Lab • ELL Program: Spanish • Advanced Learner Program • AVID • Community Education • Music (Instrumental) • Math Counts • Physical Education • Spanish Language Support • Special Education • Spelling Bee • Student Council • Student Recognition Days • Extended Day Activities (Crosstown Eagles Club, ALC, ESL Support, Math and Reading Support, Spanish)  STARbase

Expect these great things:  

  • Autism program students mainstreamed 
  • Curriculum and instruction based on district grade level and state standards
  • Academic support club is incorporated into after school activities to help busy students and their families
  • Multicultural student body
  • Wonderful locations next to Keewaydin Park, near Minnehaha Creek and Lake Nokomis – newer playground equipment at Keewaydin Park and on the Wenonah Campus
  • A computer resource center, networked computers in every classroom
  • Events and enrichment experiences at every grade

Family and community involvement includes:

  • PTA funded enrichment programs and activities (e.g., Walk-a-thon, School Carnival, Talent Show, Children's Theater Trips, Roosevelt Library Field Trips, and Valentine's Dinner and Dance)
  • Working with individual students on reading and math skills
  • Volunteering in the schools in other capacities
  • Community support from neighbors such as Fat Lorenzo, Crosstown Covenant Church, NENA, NEBA, Oxendale's

W: 5625 23rd Ave S
K: 5209 30th Ave S
Minneapolis 55417
Wenonah Main Office
(612) 668-5040
Keewaydin Main Office
(612) 668-4670
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