About Our School
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We strive to be a school of excellence with effective instruction and high quality staff who encourage all students to become responsible, successful learners in and through the arts.

Please call us to schedule a school tour or a meeting with our school principal. We are eager to show you why we are proud of all that Folwell has to offer.


  • Rigorous academics infused with the arts provide our students with unique learning opportunities. We work hard to meet students’ individual needs.
  • Engaged, diverse learners make our school a comparable illustration of the real, global world.
  • Caring, dedicated teachers create responsive classrooms by connecting with students through proven teaching strategies.
  • Rich arts traditions which help students develop appreciation, skills and performance in orchestra, vocal music, band, theatre class/production, visual arts, dance and media.
  • Generous community partners and local arts organizations collaborate with our school, including MacPhail, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, McNally Smith College of Music, Guthrie Theater, University of MN, Learning Through Music, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Stepping Stone Theatre and Perpich Center for the Arts and Kenwood Symphony Orchestra.
  • Social activities, academic or community service projects, advisory and parent-teacher meetings provide families with excellent involvement opportunities coordinated by our Family Involvement Liaison.
  • Half-day High five and All-day kindergarten and extended-day activities are available.
  • English and Spanish interpretation and support.
  • Local artists and a Fine Arts Coordinator work alongside classroom teachers to integrate the arts in classroom instruction.
  • Students wear uniforms to school each day to stay better focused on learning.
  • School hours are from 8:40 - 3:10.
  • Folwell is a PreK-8th grade school located in southeast Minneapolis.