Michael Dowling School, Urban Environmental Magnet is a K-5 environmental magnet school. We are an E-STEAM school (Environmental, Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with a GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) philosophy. Our unique historic school is located on 20+ acres of land along the Mississippi River in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis, and is a DNR (Department of Natural Resources) School Forest site. At Dowling, we provide a balanced, comprehensive program that maximizes each student’s learning. 


Scroll down for the latest news, or view upcoming events on our calendar at the right.  You’ll also find general location and contact information in the lower right corner of this page. Use the search field at the top, or the links at the left, to find out more about GLAD, E-STEAM, individual classrooms, and other details about Dowling School. Bookmark us and check back regularly for updates. 

Saturday, January 4, 2020 1:30 PM

Below please find information regarding testing. 

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 10:15 AM

There will be NO SCHOOL starting December 23rd, 2019 through January 3rd, 2020. School will resume January 6th, 2020.

Fathering the Child with Special Needs
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:45 AM

MPS Cordially invites you to our "Dad's Group" to talk to other men about parenting your special needs child.

Dads, Grandpas, Uncles & Big Brothers are welcome to join!

This group meets the 2nd Monday of each month.

Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Where: Wilder School- 3328 Elliot Avs S (34th & Chicago) #2

Email Kris for further details and if attending with child:

Picture of Schedule
Monday, September 2, 2019 4:35 PM

This year, Dowling students will follow a 6-day rotation for Specialist classes.  This means that each class will see one of the following Specialists each day:

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 10:35 AM

I am sharing a message from our district leaders regarding the Comprehensive District Design plan.

Friday, March 29, 2019 11:55 AM

The district has updated the system to allow all parents/guardians to receive notifications from SchoolMessenger.  

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 8:15 PM

New bee hive at Dowling School!