Welcome to LearningWorks!

A unique public-private partnership between Minneapolis Public Schools and The Blake School, LearningWorks was launched in the summer of 2000 based on the recognition that Blake and MPS have the same mission: to prepare students to thrive in college and beyond; and, that summer and weekend programing are an essential in helping students reach this goal.

Our Students:

We offer a two-year, 500-hour academic enrichment program to a representative group highly-motivated Minneapolis Public School students in a setting built around our core belief that "it's cool to be you, it's cool to be smart, and it's cool to care." Apply here

Our Teachers:

Our LW teachers are high school seniors and college-age students themselves, which means LW can rely on the power of positive peer-pressure to accomplish our dual mission of setting young people on the path to college, while engaging older students in the art of teaching. All our teachers receive over 250 hours of hands-on student interaction, over 80 hours of training in best practice approaches, and support of experienced Instructional Coaches. Apply here

Our Results:

75% of our aspiring teachers go on to pursue careers in teaching, citing LW as their primary influence.

99% of our LW students graduate from high school on time; and, 83% of those graduates are currently enrolled in, or have graduated from college.

A tuition-free program since it was founded, LearningWorks has successfully established itself as the preeminent program for high-achieving middle school students seeking free summer and weekend options here in Minneapolis.

We hope you enjoy learning more about us, and we're grateful for the opportunity to share.