Banaadir South, where academic excellence and cultural values coexist!
Building on almost 10 years of success at Banaadir Academy, a new MTS school, Banaadir South, offers free education for grades K-5 in south Minneapolis.  The school offers class sizes of less than 20.

“Parents absolutely love our program at Banaadir Academy,” said Rani Hayden, Director of Banaadir South.  “Our personalized approach, as well as the community feel and parent involvement, have played a big role.”  Hayden joined Banaadir Academy as a teacher at its inception in 2007 and last served as coordinator of English language learning.

The mission of Banaadir South is to enable each student to become a responsible, competent, and prepared lifelong learner, as well as a conscientious citizen.

Banaadir South Public Charter School

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


Recruiter Builds Following at Newest MTS School!

If there’s been one main point of contact for the newest MTS Charter School, Banaadir South, that person is parent liaison Sharmarke Elmi. Through much of the summer, he recruited students and families for the

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