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El Colegio is excited for the 2023 - 2024 school year! We are looking to add more after school enrichment and instructional support for our students!

We appreciate your support in whatever capacity you can!


In community, El Colegio honors and builds upon the talents of bilingual students and their diverse families to provide the academic rigor, leadership skills, career preparation, and community connections necessary to fulfill their potential as change makers.


Communities worldwide are transformed by the El Colegio experience of liberation.

Core Values

In community, we foster a space for healing and liberation through these values:

Identity: We support our youth and their families in recognizing and embracing their own unique histories, cultures, and languages.

Solidarity: We recognize that we all live in connection with each other; we must honor and support our youth to honor and embrace our communities.

Intellect: Success in life and community change requires critical thinking and a deeper level of consciousness.

Justice: We pursue our work not solely for the individual benefit of the youth and families we serve, but because we believe their role is critical in securing equity and opportunity for all members of society.

The School

El Colegio High School is a free, public charter school located in the diverse Bancroft neighborhood of south Minneapolis. We are a small school, serving about 100 students through our academic program. El Colegio provides student complete high school successfully including counseling support, hands on college advising, and intensive support.

El Colegio has mastered the art of graduating diverse individuals who might not have otherwise crossed the victory line. Since 2017, 100% of our graduates have been accepted into at least one or more institutions of higher learning!

The Community

El Colegio is not only a high school, we are a community anchor. During the day, we have a more traditional high school program. Outside of school hours, we convene and host a large range of community organizations and groups that support leadership development, youth development, civic engagement, promote the arts, support advocacy efforts and link community members with needed services.

We provide an important sanctuary for key cultural events in Minneapolis. El Colegio is a known and trusted place for community members and organizations to come together.