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New Families Center

NOTICE: Due to major construction on the Wilder building, the New Families Center will be temporarily moved to a new location.

Our new temporary location is at Whittier School (315 West 26th Street, the corner of 26th St and Grand Ave) starting June 22.

The #4 bus on Lyndale avenue stops near Whittier School. 

Enter Door 8 from parking under building 

We will be returning to the Wilder building in early August.

If you need immediate assistance, please visit our Placement Office at MPS Davis Center, 1250 West Broadway or call 612-668-1840

We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you!

The New Families Center primarily assists families who have a home language other than English.

Every child who enrolls for the first time in MPS is given a Home Language Questionnaire. If the parent notes that the family speaks a language other than English at home, first spoke a language other than English, or hears another language regularly at home, we will assess the child’s English language proficiency with a screening test. If the results of this test show that the child qualifies for English Learner (EL) services, he/she will be recommended to a school that has ESL teachers and can provide those services.