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About Ella Baker

Ella Baker Global Studies and Humanities Magnet encourages collaboration, leadership, and critical thinking through a global lens.

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Ella Baker Global Studies & Humanities

1200 W 26th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Fax: 612-668-2730

Grades: Pre-K-8

Principal Holly Kleppe

Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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School Tours

Call our main office at 612-668-2720 to request a tour, or 

Sign up for one of our scheduled school tour dates!

In the heart of Uptown Minneapolis, surrounded by rich cultural opportunities, Ella Baker Global Studies and Humanities Magnet School welcomes students from around the city.

Ella Baker is guided by the core principles of positive identity development, culturally responsive curriculum and instruction, community service opportunities, and global competency. Students will be challenged to explore and examine the past, present and future through a critical and global lens.

Our academic and social emotional learning approach will lead students through a broader understanding of self, their community and the world. As a global studies and humanities magnet school, we promote service learning, intergenerational collaboration and student-led inquiry and discovery.

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Our Offerings

  • A global studies and humanities focus integrated throughout content areas
  • Student advocacy at the local and global level
  • Band, choir, and arts opportunities
  • Service learning and experiential trips, such as a 7th grade trip to Washington DC and 8th grade trip to Atlanta/Alabama
  • Diverse student body
  • Explicit social and emotional learning with an anti-bias, equity lens
  • Full-day pre-K
  • Special education citywide DCD (Developmental Cognitive Disabilities) programming
  • English learner programming
  • After-school activities
  • Community Education