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Southside Family Charter School
Street Address 4500 Clinton Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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Phone 612-872-8322
Grades Served K-8
Enrollment # 127
District # 4162
Congressional District 5th
Legislative District 62B
Authorizer Volunteers of America - Minnesota (VOA)

Board of Directors

9 Board Members- Parent Majority -  2 Community Members, 5 Parents and 2 Teachers - Board Elections held in September

Programmatic Focus

Social justice


The Southside Family Charter School (SFCS) is a small, k-8 school that meets the needs of a culturally and ethnically diverse population by engaging children in critical thinking and problem solving, involving children in political and social activism, encouraging creative expression, offering a wide range of electives and advocating for children and families.


Opened Fall, 2006

Awards & Recognition

MDE School Finance Award - 2007-2012, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021

2011: School Spotlight on Community Award - Minnesota Academic Excellence Foundation (MAEF)

2010: Awarded Hamline University's Campus Compact President's Community Partner Award for a community-based organization that has enhanced the quality of life in the community in meaningful and measurable ways and has engaged in the development of sustained, reciprocal partnerships with the college or university, thus enriching educational as well as community outcomes.


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