Come check out Banaadir Academy, where academic excellence and cultural values coexist!

Banaadir is a free K-8 charter school connected to MTS (Minnesota Transitions Charter School). Located in North Minneapolis, our school is focused on serving 300+ Somali students in our community. We are proud of our beautiful school enjoying its second year in its new location. The school offers lots of room to grow, a combined cafeteria/gymnasium, computer lab, and outdoor playground.

Our desire is for our students to be provided with an environment that is safe, caring, and conducive to learning. Since we have many English learners, our ELL staff strives to provide instruction for academic and linguistic competence. We also offer free Arabic lessons to all of our students from kindergarten to fifth grade.

The mission of Banaadir Academy is to enable each student to become a responsible, competent, and prepared life-long learner as well as a conscientious citizen. Our ELL Program provides instruction for academic and linguistic competence. Such competence will enable students to achieve on the same basis as native speakers of English and to participate successfully in the mainstream of American society.


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Banaadir Academy closed Wednesday due to cold

Because of extremely cold temperatures, all Minnesota Transitions Charter Schools will be closed this Wednesday, January 7.  A windchill warning of well below 35 degrees will […]

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Banaadir Academy Food Drive!

Last year, Banaadir Academy Student Council led a food drive at Banaadir. It was so successful, and generated such positive energy—and FOOD!—that students are doing […]

Providing programs and opportunities that enable students to:

  • Develop positive self-esteem and interpersonal relationships
  • Continue building academic competencies and critical thinking skills
  • Practice problem solving and decision making
  • Explore their aptitudes, interests, and creative abilities
  • Develop a sense of responsibility to themselves, their home, and their community
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