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About Franklin STEAM

Franklin STEAM Magnet Middle School provides specialized learning for 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) subjects with experienced and enthusiastic faculty and up-to-date educational technology.

Franklin welcome video

1501 N. Aldritch Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55412

Phone: (612) 668-2600

Fax: (612) 668-2649

Grades: 6-8

Principal Heather Frye

Hours: 8:40 a.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Located in Minneapolis’ Near North neighborhood,  Franklin’s facilities --  including a swimming pool -- offer students an opportunity to continue their education with a community pathway from elementary through high school. The citywide school offers a cutting-edge STEAM education that will allow students to make the connection between the concepts learned in class and applications in the real world. STEAM education starts with students mastering foundational skills, then challenges them to use their critical thinking skills to solve a variety of real-world problems, both in their everyday academics and in extracurricular activities.



  • STEAM focus 
  • First Tech Challenge
  • Project Lead the Way 
  • Swim lessons  
  • Advanced instruction, including Telescoped Math 
  • Special Education inclusion in STEAM programming
  • Athletic and after-school activities 
  • Performing and visual arts, including dance 
  • Social emotional skills learning groups 
  • Community partnership with YWCA  
  • Futureboys/Girls 
  • Lego Robotics
  • Queer Students Group

Franklin State of the School - November 30, 2023