Welcome to Mary McLeod Bethune School

Bethune Community School is committed to high achievement for every child using strategies that include integrating the arts and technology into the curriculum. 

Students learn in a positive, orderly and safe climate that builds a strong sense of community. Students from every culture and background work together in a respectful environment that fosters self-confidence and understanding of others. The school recognizes the importance of family and community partnerships and is dedicated to being a support center for the neighborhood.

Bethune is a Turnaround Arts School!  Students will experience a variety of residencies and integrated arts opportunities throughout daily instruction! 

Check out the message from Sarah Jessica Parker, one of our Turnaround Artists!

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Uniform Distribution - September 9
Friday, August 05, 2016 2:00 PM

The Assistance League has scheduled Bethune uniform distribution for September 9.  All students will be bussed over with their teachers to the Davis Center to receive uniforms.

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State of the School / Title 1 Meeting - September 26
Thursday, August 04, 2016 5:30 PM

A State of the School Address will be presented at the Title 1 meeting.  Parents and families, students, and community members are invited.  Details will be added on this page as the date nears.

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First Day of School - August 29 for Gr. 1-5, August 31 for Kinder.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:30 AM

With the school year fast approaching, the Bethune Staff would like to remind parents/guardians that the first day of school for grades 1 through 5 is on AUGUST 29, and the first day of school for kindergarten is on AUGUST 31.

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Ice Cream Social & Open House Coming Up! - August 25
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 8:55 AM

Bethune Community School will be offering an ice cream social for all returning students and their families.  This event is an opportunity for students to meet their teachers for the upcoming year.  In addition, parents/guardians will have the opportunity to connect with those teachers and learn more about Bethune Community School.

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Bethune Art at Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 1:00 PM

Breaking Bread Cafe and Catering (a program for Appetite for Change) located in North Minneapolis is very happy to showcase the great artwork from the kids at Bethune Community School throughout the 2016-17 school year!