Our Schools

The Harvest Network of Schools currently manages three schools. Each school offers the same rigorous, culturally affirming education, but has a slightly different focus. Each campus features a gym, cafeteria, library, and music and media rooms among other amenities.

Please contact the schools for more information or to request a tour, enroll your child, or make a donation.

“We are the best because the best is what we do.”

Best Academy is our K-8 school. Best Academy offers single gender classrooms as well as a program specifically designed for East African scholars. 

HISTORY
Best Academy opened in 2008 with an initial focus on educating boys. Since then, two programs have been added: Sister Academy, which focuses on girls’ positive development and academic success and Best East, which provides culturally responsive and English Language Learner (ELL) education to East African scholars.

LOCATIONS
Best East Academy
Elementary School (Grades K-4)
1300 Olson Memorial Highway
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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(612) 876-4105

Best Academy
Elementary & Middle School (Grades K-8)
2131 12th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
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(612) 876-4056

To learn more or enroll your scholar, visit the Best Academy website. 

“Guiding scholars to achieve superior academic, social and moral development.”

Harvest Preparatory School is a K-4 school. The first school within the Harvest Network, "Harvest Prep" continues to educate scholars to excellence.

HISTORY
Harvest Prep was established by Eric and Ella Mahmoud in 1992, after the success of their SEED Academy preschool. Initially a private school, it became a public charter school in 1998 to give more north Minneapolis children a great education.

LOCATION
1300 Olson Memorial Highway
Minneapolis, MN  55411
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(612) 876-4105 

To learn more or enroll your scholar, visit the Harvest Prep website.

“Mastery over academics, self, and future.”


The Mastery School is open to scholars in grades K-5. Mastery offers single gender classrooms and an enriching educational experience.

HISTORY
The Mastery School was established in 2012 through a unique collaboration with Minneapolis Public Schools. The then district superintendent wanted to learn from and replicate the Harvest strategies that were producing such outstanding results for scholars, especially Black boys.

LOCATION
4021 Thomas Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN  55412
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(612) 381-9743

To learn more or enroll your scholar, visit The Mastery School website.


 

Most Harvest Prep and Mastery School scholars
go on to attend middle school at Best Academy.