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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Evereve Shopping Fundraising Event!
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:20 AM
STEAM
STEAM Day: Fun & Easy Volunteer Opportunity
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:15 AM
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Upcoming Events Summary
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:05 AM
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Community News-Park Board Hockey Open for Signups
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:00 AM
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Community News-Sign Up For SWAC Wrestling
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:00 AM
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Community News-FAIR High School Open House
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 5:00 AM
Archived News
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:55 AM
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Citizens and Heroes
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:20 AM
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Community News-Kids Scrubs Day 2019!
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 5:00 AM
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Tour Guide Volunteers Needed
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:30 AM
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Upper Campus Unified Team
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 5:10 AM
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Thank you all helpers!
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:25 AM
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Thank You for Your Generosity
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:20 AM
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Lost and Found
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:15 AM
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Community News-Facts of Life (Boys ages 11-13)
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 5:00 AM
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Wednesday is Unity Day: Wear Orange!
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:20 AM
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Site Council State Of The School
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:20 AM
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Fall Pancake Breakfast & PTA Fundraiser
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:15 AM
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Save the Date - LHCS Community Project
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:15 AM
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Community News-Sign up for Linden Hills Wrestling!
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:00 AM
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Community News-Youth Rugby Camp and Leagues
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 5:00 AM
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September Citizens and Heroes
Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:25 AM
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Colder Weather is here
Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:15 AM
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Community News-Winter Sports Registration
Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:00 AM
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Community News-Champion for Change Awards
Thursday, October 17, 2019 5:00 AM
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PTA Meeting Tonight!
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:20 AM
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Weeded Book Sale - Upper Campus this week
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:20 AM
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Wanted: Food and Drink Donations
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:20 AM
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STEAM Day
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:15 AM
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Box Tops for Education
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:15 AM
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MCA Results
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:15 AM
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Community News-Community Ed classes for families
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 5:00 AM
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Thank you!
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 6:00 AM
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MATHCOUNTS
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:45 AM
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Get Your Flu Shots at Parent/Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:45 AM
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Walk and Bike to School Day
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:25 AM
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Picture Day - Friday October 4th
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:25 AM
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Information about CogAT& testing at Lower
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:15 AM
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Note to 4th Grade Parents/Guardians
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:15 AM
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Last Week for Dragon Dash!
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 7:30 AM
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MPS Fall Testing
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:45 AM
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Lake Harriet Lower Families
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:40 AM
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Scholastic Book Fair Volunteers Needed!
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:35 AM
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Lake Harriet Upper Families
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:35 AM
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Picture Day Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:30 AM
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After School Registration Open for Community Education
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:15 AM
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The Lake Harriet Upper School play is back!
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:15 AM
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Community News-Volleyball Pancake Breakfast
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 5:05 AM
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Dragon Dash is here!
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:05 AM
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Parents of LH Lower students from The Principal
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:00 AM
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Volunteers Needed
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:55 AM
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Parent Lunchroom Helpers Needed
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:30 AM
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Community News-Mpls Lakers Tryout Update
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:00 AM
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Community News-Southwest Super Soccer Saturday!
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:00 AM
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Community News-Date Night
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 5:00 AM
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Confirm Data for the Family Directory
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 5:45 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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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