bgbuildingsept11At Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts, students learn through their passion for the arts!

Birch Grove provides a strong academic core with opportunities for students to create at many levels. Teaching through the arts helps students experience concepts rather than merely discussing or reading about them. The study of the arts has been linked to students’ increased critical and creative thinking skills, self-esteem, willingness to take risks and ability to work with others.

Birch Grove is a member of the Northwest Suburban Integration School District (NWSISD) magnet school program. 

School fact sheet

Families are always welcome to tour Birch Grove! Please call 763-561-1374 to schedule a time that is convenient for you.

What is the NWSISD specialty/magnet program and how do you enroll?

Specialty/magnet schools are public schools of choice, offering comprehensive, high-quality, thematic curriculum intended to attract students from a wide range of racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Students who live outside a specialty/magnet school’s attendance zone can apply for an opportunity to enroll in the specialty/magnet school or program. Entrance into NWSISD specialty/magnet schools and programs is application based and open to all students who live within the seven member district boundaries.  

NWSISD is a collaborative of seven area school districts in the northwest metro providing schools and communities with a variety of programs and services to promote racial equity and cultural awareness. The seven member districts of NWSISD include Anoka-Hennepin School District, Brooklyn Center Schools, Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools, Elk River Area School District, Fridley Public Schools, Osseo Area Schools, and Rockford Area Schools.

Priority application registration is open mid-October through end of December with lotteries taking place beginning of January.

Learn more about NWSISD application timeline and to apply via online application.




School Info

Birch Grove Elementary School for the Arts
4690 Brookdale Drive
Brooklyn Park MN  55443

School Hours
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Phone & Fax

School Office
763-561-1374, ext. 1

General Fax 

School Leadership

Dr. Ronald Salazar

Assistant Principal
Keisha Davis