Pratt School
K drawing
Kindergarten: Directed Drawings of Martin Luther King, Jr.


Pratt Community School is a Pre-K through 5 school, supported by a strong international community due in large part to our close proximity to the University of Minnesota. We welcome and embrace students from all cultural and family backgrounds and are always looking for ways to learn from, honor and nurture our multicultural educational environment. By being a small community school we are able to offer individualized and active learning experiences where each child is known intimately and appreciated for their unique talents and contributions by both teachers and staff. Our ability to draw a heavy population of volunteers from the U of M enables us to offer small group learning experiences where we meet and challenge each child at their particular level across all disciplines. We exemplify our role as a community school by using our nearby community as a teaching resource to help create rich student learning opportunities.  

What We Offer

  • PreK–5 education
  • Full-day kindergarten
  • On-site before- and after-school care through the Minneapolis Kids program.
  • Small class sizes
  • Intimate learning atmosphere
  • Art Education
  • Physical Education
  • Special Education
  • Adult Community Education
  • ELL (English Language Learner) Education
  • Two Somali bilingual associate educators
  • Experienced teachers
  • Peace and Human Rights site
  • Culturally and economically diverse classrooms
  • A historically intact school building built before the turn of the last century
  • A high degree of parental and neighborhood involvement in the school
  • Annual talent show
  • Annual ice cream social