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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MPS "Visit Our Schools Month"
Friday, September 23, 2016 12:30 PM

If you have never been inside a Minneapolis Public School, now you’re invited. For the first time, MPS is hosting “Visit Our Schools Month.” From Oct. 15 to Nov. 7, our elementary schools will give guided tours to anyone from our community who wants to know more about our story.

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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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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!