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1601 W. 50th Street
Minneapolis 55419
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9:10 am - 3:40 pm

Before and After School Programs

Spanish Lessons at Burroughs

Spanish Language Instruction

Burroughs Community Schools partners with University Language Center to offer tuition-based small-group Spanish instruction via Zoom between the hours of 8:30 and 4:30 during the 2020-2021 academic year as well as summer sessions. Please go to for more information or call Susan at 952-224-5600.

French Lessons at Burroughs

There are also French Lessons for English-speaking students on Tuesdays (3:45 to 5:00)  from Tuesday, October 24th to Tuesday, May 8th. This is offered in partnership with Alliance Fran├žaise.

Registrations are still being accepted for this program! Complete and return the registration form to apply to the program or contact Alix Lewis-Sadrant at, 612-332-0436, for more information.

Band and Orchestra in partnership with the Mount Olivet School of Music

Burroughs Community School band and orchestra are offered as fee-based after school activities for students in 4th and 5th grades. Both groups meet at mount Olivet Church-Minneapolis Campus on Thursdays from 3:40-5:15 for 28 weeks. The program will October 2nd. Instrument rental is available for Burroughs students through Minneapolis Public Schools. Burroughs staff likes this particular Band and Orchestra program because it minimizes students leaving classrooms during the day. For more information, contact Rebecca Mason at 612.767.2262 or

Ukulele in partnership with Twin Town Guitars

Beginning Ukulele Group

During this 6-week group session full of learning and laughter, we'll discover the simplicity and joy of playing the ukulele together. Each week we meet, we will build on the previous lesson by adding new skills, chords, and songs. We will complete the class with a group performance for family and friends. (No previous music experience is required, and ukuleles/tuners are available for purchase with the class.)

Please contact Carrie Bell at with any questions, or learn about class dates and register at

Intermediate Ukulele Group?

Building upon skills from Beginning Uke Group, we'll kick it up a notch as we learn more chords and songs during this rocking, 6-week group class. Continue taking Intermediate Uke Group throughout the year too, as every session is unique. And, at the end of every session, we will complete the class with a group performance for family and friends.(Prerequisite: Beginning Uke Group.)

Please contact Carrie Bell at with any questions, or learn about class dates and register at

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination is an before or after-school enrichment program where teams of 5-7 students develop answers to challenges about diverse topics incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), the arts, and service learning. Students then compete against their peers. Participants learn patience, flexibility, persistence, ethics, respect for others and their ideas, and the collaborative problem-solving process. For more information visit or contact DI Chair Jen Thorp.

Lego League

In late summer, FIRST LEGO League releases a Challenge, which is based on a real-world scientific topic. Each Challenge has three parts: the Robot Game, the Project, and the FLL Core Values. Teams of up to ten children, with at least one adult coach, participate in the Challenge by programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field (Robot Game), developing a solution to a problem they have identified (Project), all guided by the FLL Core Values. Teams may then attend an official tournament, hosted by our FIRST LEGO League Partners. Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped population, and transportation. By designing our Challenges around such topics, participants are exposed to potential career paths within a chosen Challenge topic, in addition to solidifying the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) principles that naturally come from participating in the program. Team members also learn valuable life and employment skills which will benefit them no matter which career path they choose.

For more information contact the Lego League Coordinator at

Chess Club

Each year on Fridays from November to March, students can sign up to meet after school to play chess, learn chess moves, and have fun. Typically, signup is open in late autumn for the winter season. This is a fun interactive hour for students to learn chess for the first time, or master new chess moves.

Active Solutions

Active Solutions provides Fall, Winter and Spring after school classes and full day camps that include: sports, fitness, dance, art and recreation. Active Solutions also provides Summer week long day camps at Burroughs Community School. All after school classes and day camps are taught by Burroughs: Physical Education Teachers, Art Education Teacher, parents and community members.

Activities include and are not limited to: Physical Education- team sports, fun gym games/activities and recreational activities- bicycling, canoeing, kayaking, ice fishing, regular fishing, scootering, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sledding, ice skating, ice hockey and broom ball, Art Education- painting, drawing and pottery, Dance, Zumba Fitness for students and adults, Yoga, Girls Running Program and Boys Running Program.

For more information, visit, email or call 952-212-7290.

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