El Colegio is a small public high school in Minneapolis that has been serving students in English and Spanish since 2000.

El Colegio engages students in challenging, profound learning experiences that integrate research-based teaching strategies with Latino culture and traditions. We provide a supportive and personalized environment so that students are known well and are individually supported to meet the challenges of high school and beyond.

El Colegio students develop the skills and personal qualities needed to be successful in college and employment, to be comfortable and excel in a bilingual, bicultural environment, and to be leaders in their communities and the world.

Our Mission


El Colegio builds upon the talents of bilingual, bicultural students and their families to provide the academic rigor, leadership skills, college and career preparation, and community connections necessary to become lifelong leaders and change agents.

Our Vision

Minneapolis will be transformed by the knowledge, skills, and leadership of El Colegio students and their families.