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About Anwatin

Anwatin is committed to social justice and anti-racism by practicing inclusivity, curiosity, innovation, and critical thinking.  We nurture growth, compassion, and connection. We foster hope and the inherent power within our students to cultivate genius and see lasting change for our community.

Anwatin, an Ojibwe word meaning 'Calm Weather,' is located in the beautiful Bryn Mawr neighborhood, adjacent to Theodore Wirth Park. Anwatin prides itself on having a diverse range of academic programming and opportunities that serve students from the surrounding area - including parts of Central, Near North, and Southwest Minneapolis.

Photo of Anwatin-Bryn Mawr Campus

256 Upton Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Fax: 612-668-2460

Grades: 6-8

Principal Nathan Hampton

Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Native American in traditional clothing

At a Glance

  • IB Middle Years Programme (IBMYP)
  • Athletic and after-school activities
  • World languages: Spanish
  • Special Education services with specialized autism, developmental/cognitive and learning disability, and emotional behavioral programming
  • Mainstreamed and individual EL services
  • Athletics and after-school activities
  • Enrichment for all
  • Celebrated fine arts programming
  • Student leadership opportunities


We will be committed to the families we serve, provide support and encouragement to all.

We will create a community where all children feel loved, respected, and encouraged to develop to their fullest potential.

We will provide high quality education where all feel safe, respected and in an environment that builds a foundation for lifelong learning.

We will provide a safe learning environment with a welcoming atmosphere that creates a sense of belonging amongst the families. 

We will maintain an environment which acknowledges and respects all children from diverse family and cultural backgrounds.


  • Academic Growth
  • Nurturing Environments
  • Wellbeing
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Integrity
  • Nature