About Lake Harriet Community School

A Minnesota School of Excellence

Located in the heart of the Fulton and Linden Hills neighborhoods of SW Minneapolis, we strive towards excellence in education by guiding students to love learning and empowering them to reach their full potential.

LHCS provides kindergarten through 8th grade on two campuses in SW Minneapolis. Our newly remodeled and expanded Lower Campus, K-3, offers an intimate setting ideally suited for young learners. The Upper Campus offers a challenging curriculum for grades 4-8 in an inclusive environment. Our strong academic program, coupled with fun and engaging extracurricular activities, make LHCS an ideal neighborhood school.

Lake Harriet School has earned the Minnesota Elementary School Principals' Associations "School of Excellence Award". The Minnesota School of Excellence Program promotes excellence through a rigorous evaluation process identifying dynamic schools of the 21st Century.

Two Campuses. One Community

LHCS provides kindergarten through 8th grade on two campuses in SW Minneapolis. Our newly remodeled and expanded Lower Campus, K-3, offers an intimate setting ideally suited for young learners. The Upper Campus offers a challenging curriculum for grades 4-8 in an inclusive environment. Our strong academic program, coupled with fun and engaging extracurricular activities, make LHCS an ideal neighborhood school.

See for yourself

LHCS provides guided tours of both campuses so you can see classes in action and meet fellow parents. Winter tour information will be posted on this website's home page. Or, call us for more information. We look forward to meeting you and your children.

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Parents of LH Lower students from The Principal
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 6:00 AM
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Parent Lunchroom Helpers Needed
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:45 AM
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Confirm Data for the Family Directory
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:45 AM
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Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:40 AM
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Dragon Dash Coming! - Please note date correction
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:40 AM
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Parent Fitness Class
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:35 AM
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UC Summer Reading Challenge
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:30 AM
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Save the Date: Curriculum Nights
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:25 AM
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Playground News
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:20 AM
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Upcoming Events Summary
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:15 AM
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Community News-Date Night
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:10 AM
Archived News
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:55 AM
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Welcome to the 2019-20 LC school year
Friday, September 6, 2019 5:55 AM
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Welcome to the 2019-20 UC school year
Friday, September 6, 2019 5:50 AM
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2018/2019 LHCS Yearbooks still available
Friday, September 6, 2019 5:35 AM
Buses 7 & 8
Thursday, September 5, 2019 4:00 PM

Thursday bus problems:  Bus 8 is running approximately 30 minutes late.  Bus 7 left upper campus at 4:37.  We apologize for this problem and hope to fix it for the rest of the week.

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Save the Date: Curriculum Nights
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6:45 AM
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PTA Open House and Ice Cream Social Information
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 5:50 AM
Positive Chalk Messages
Response to Graffiti
Friday, August 2, 2019 3:20 PM

Today, students, staff, parents and community members gathered at 49th and Vincent to respond to the hateful graffiti painted on our door.  Over the course of two hours multiple images with positive and welcoming messages were created on our sidewalks.  Thank you to everyone who showed up to support our school and community.  There is another event scheduled by community members on Sunday, August 4, starting at 2:00 pm.

Anti-Semitic graffiti at Lake Harriet Upper
Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:20 PM

Dear Lake Harriet community,

You may hear reports in the news or on social media of anti-Semitic graffiti on the doors of the Lake Harriet Upper campus. Superintendent Graff made the following statement, which I agree with completely. Acts like this have no place in our society, especially in our schools.

“In the strongest terms, Minneapolis Public Schools condemns the anti-Semitic attack on our schools and community. We are working closely with the Minneapolis Police Department to find out who did this. Our schools should be safe, respectful and welcoming places for all of our students, families and community members. And we stand united against hatred in all its forms.”

I encourage you not to share the image or give it additional attention on social media. That is exactly what people hope for when they do things like this, and we should avoid giving them any attention—because they deserve none. Instead, Friday morning (8/2/19) from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. we will have chalk available at the corner of 49th and Vincent for anyone who wants to write positive, welcoming messages on our sidewalk.

Thank you for your support of our school and our Jewish community. We look forward to welcoming everyone back next month.

Walter Schleisman
Principal, Lake Harriet Upper

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8th Grade Ceremony Presentation
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 12:00 PM
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8th Grade Casual Presentation
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 11:00 AM
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THANK YOU!
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:55 AM
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8th Grade Reminders
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:35 AM
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Return Library Books
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:30 AM
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Box Tops for Education
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:25 AM
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Order School Supplies for Next Year
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:15 AM
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Summer Instrumental Rental
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:10 AM
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Upcoming Events Summary
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:05 AM
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Community News-SW HS Women's Soccer Camp
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 5:00 AM
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Lower Lost and Found
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:45 AM
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Volunteer Thank You & Sign Up
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:35 AM
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MPS Proposed Comprehensive District Design
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:25 AM
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FTC Robotics
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:15 AM
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Lemonade and Bake Sale for Girls on the Run
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:10 AM
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Lost Sunglasses
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:00 AM
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Community News-MPS Community Ed - Aquatics
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 5:00 AM
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Unified Sports
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:35 AM
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6th Annual Bicycle Taproom Tour: June 1
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:20 AM
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Field Day 2019: Explore Minnesota
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:20 AM
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For Interested 8th Grade Parents
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:15 AM
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Community News-Southwest Performing Arts
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 5:05 AM
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Spring Concerts
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:30 AM
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Math Competition Results
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:25 AM
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Up in Smoke - Lake Harriet Parent In-service
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:15 AM
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Community News-Think Summer! CAHOOTS
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 5:00 AM
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Walk and Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 5:50 AM
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This week: Staff & Teacher Appreciation Week
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 5:45 AM
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April Citizens and HEROes
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 5:35 AM
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LHCS Site Council is Looking for New Members
Wednesday, May 8, 2019 5:30 AM
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THANK YOU!
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:00 AM
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8th Grade Breakfast - Volunteers Needed
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:30 AM
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8th Grade Families We Need You!
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:25 AM
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LHCS Spirit Wear Sale
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:25 AM
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Scooter City
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:25 AM
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Community News-Please Vote For 612LIVE!
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:05 AM
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Community News : Save the Date: Speaker
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 5:00 AM
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Dragonfest Carnival
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:45 AM
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Upper Campus Earth Day Rocks Play
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:10 AM
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LHCS Benefit Pancake Breakfast
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 6:05 AM
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Math Night at Lower Campus: April 25th
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:20 AM
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Food Drive at Lower Campus
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 6:10 AM
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March Citizens and HEROes
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:40 AM
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Parties Galore: S’Winter Festival
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:35 AM
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Introducing the New Upper Campus Art Teacher
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:25 AM
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Girls Needed for Ultimate Team
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:15 AM
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Community News-Southwest Community Earth Day
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 5:10 AM
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DragonFest News: Logo Winner
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5:45 AM
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Lunchroom Behavior
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5:40 AM
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Contacts in SchoolMessenger
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5:35 AM
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Community News : Angst Documentary
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 5:05 AM
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From the Desk of Mrs. Tilleson
Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:55 AM
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DragonFest News and Thank Yous
Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:55 AM
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Community Education After School Registration Open
Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:50 AM
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Upper Campus Lost and Found
Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:40 AM
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MCA Testing Begins in April
Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:30 AM
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Plan for Summer School
Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:25 AM
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Community News-Spring GOTR Registration OPEN!
Thursday, April 4, 2019 5:05 AM
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Call for Sponsors and Donors for DragonFest 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:40 AM
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DragonFest Art Contest
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:30 AM
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Community News-Topgolf Spring Academy
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 5:10 AM
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State Geography Bee Qualifier
Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:40 AM
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Congratulations to our February Citizens and HEROes!
Thursday, March 14, 2019 5:35 AM