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About Barton

Barton is a K-5 elementary school in Southwest Minneapolis located east of Lake Harriet. For over 100 years, Barton has served the community by providing an engaging and inclusive learning environment. 

4237 Colfax Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Fx: 612-668-3590

Grades: K-5

Principal Jeannette Sather 

Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Transportation Zone: F2

Barton Community School serves the East Harriet and Kingfield neighborhoods by offering an engaging and high-quality education with supports and opportunities that are integral to promoting a love of learning and overall childhood development. Barton strives to foster a child-centered learning environment and inclusive community where everyone belongs, works together, and thrives. Barton values the richness that comes from a diversity of ideas, experiences, beliefs, and backgrounds interacting within our community.


At a Glance

  • Specialists: STEM, PE, Visual Arts, Music
  • Band (5th grade)
  • Advanced Learner Instruction
  • Telescoped Math
  • Native Student Group
  • English Language services
  • Bilingual Spanish & Somali Associate Educators
  • Special Education services
  • Early Childhood Special Education classroom
  • Student Leadership opportunities
  • Minneapolis Kids before & after-school care
  • After-school/Community Ed programming: GEMS/GISE, Musical Theater, Martial Arts, Art & Clay Creations, Language Sprout (French & Spanish for beginners), Snapology, Guitar, Twin Cities Chess, Math and Reading Groups. 
  • Artist Residencies: Midwest Food Connections, MPR's Class Notes, Heart of Dance 
  • Every Meal weekend & extended break food program