Banaadir Academy offers a K-12 tuition-free academic experience designed by educators, parents/guardians and leaders in the Minnesota Somali community. Students progress through Banaadir to become responsible, competent and prepared life-long learners, as well as conscientious citizens.

“Wisdom does not come overnight.” Somali Proverb

Banaadir Academy has three campuses – two for K-6 (North and South) and one for grades 7-12 (Math & Science). It is a member of Minnesota Transitions Charter School (MTCS), a K-12 academic community with onsite, online and specialized options.

“To be without knowledge is to be without light.” Somali Proverb

Student growth is a priority of Banaadir Academy, and we believe in the power of potential each of our students bring with them as they walk through our doors. Because of our invested staff, we create safe and caring environments for our students to soar. We welcome you to join our vibrant community.

We are MTCS, a K-12 academic community. In 1995, we began with one school, the Minnesota Transition Charter School, and have since grown into a collaboration of nine learning options – each having their own focus and personality. Like our programs, we know that each child is unique with their own set of strengths, interests and needs, and we want to build on these. It’s a one step at a time process – one success that builds on another until they have reached their goal. We are here to guide your student along their own path to college and/or careers.

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