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Second Foundation School

Private | K-4, 6-7, 9-12 | 50 students


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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $226,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $890.

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Posted April 13, 2010

Child-centered learning and learning *how to learn. Fantastic caring teachers and a place where respect and dignity are lived every day.
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Posted January 12, 2010

In our short time at Second Foundation School, my children and I have seen a change in ourselves. I am more apt to give my children freedom at home to do as they please, thus creating a huge sense of independence within their selves. My oldest child has been showing much more compassion and fighting less with her younger sibs. She's jumping at the chance to comfort them and help them do things that I would normally help them do. This is huge in our world and I have Second Foundation School to thank.
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Posted February 6, 2009

Second Foundation saved my life. I'm so glad there is a true alternative available. After my experience as a student for three years, my daughter attended from the age 4-13. SFS is a wonderful group of free spirits.
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Posted November 2, 2007

I went to SFS for 6 years and loved every second of it. It's a unique school where students can grow and learn at their own pace and study the subjects they are specifically interested. My experience at SFS was more valuable, practical and useful than anything out of a textbook.

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 73%
American Indian/Alaska Native 16% 2%
Black 7% 9%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 9:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
  • Coed
  • Nonsectarian


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  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Some districts reimburse
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Library
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1219 University Avenue Southeast
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone: (612) 378-1014



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