About Hamline Elementary

  • Our school is across the street from Hamline University, which partners with us at every grade level. With an atmosphere fully focused on college preparation, our students make their first campus visit in kindergarten. More than 100 student tutors and mentors come to us directly from Hamline University, which also provides academic support in theater, music, science, anthropology and law. Our learning community is rich with resources, including a newly remodeled media center and two gymnasiums. Teachers who specialize in physical education, science, gifted and talented services, and technology integration help students make the most of our lively school environment. The nearby Hancock Recreation Center hosts a free after-school program, the Canvas arts program, archery, and many athletic opportunities throughout the year.

    Two campuses. One community.

    Hamline Elementary, located on Snelling Avenue across the street from Hamline University, has formed a close partnership with the university. Our staff believes that college begins in kindergarten. Students and educators at both schools work together, build relationships and attend special events.

    The Hamline University collaboration provides on-campus experiences and interactions with university students and faculty. Each grade level is paired with a different Hamline University department to ensure that elementary students have a variety of university experiences. In addition, students benefit from help from Hand-In-Hand mentors, America Reads and America Counts tutors, student teachers and guest speakers. Elementary students also have access to university facilities including the library, gym, swimming pool, theater and more.


    • Computer Lab with 30 student computers.
    • Computers in each classroom.
    • District wide 1:1 iPad initiative
    • Technology integration Specialist to assist classroom teachers.

    See for yourself

    Contact Kathie Struve, our family liaison, at 651-293-8715 or e-mail her at kathleen.struve@spps.org if you are interested in touring our school.