Welcome to Mary Mcleod Bethune Community School!
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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!

PDF Letter to the Community   --  Letter to the Community from Superintendent Graff.
Letter from the Superintendent
Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:30 AM

An end of the year letter from Superintendent Graff.

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PreK-5 Literacy Curriculum Adoption Process
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:45 AM

Here is information pertaining to the MPS Literacy Curriculum Adoption Process.

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MPS Board of Education Passes Sanctuary Resolution
Friday, January 13, 2017 11:15 AM

The Board of Education passed the resolution to reinforce existing Minneapolis Public Schools’ (MPS) policies and practices that make MPS a safe place for all students and families, regardless their immigration status, national origin or language.

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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!