Welcome to Hale School

Hale serves students in Kindergarten through 4th grade. Field, our paired school, serves 5th through 8th grade.

A message from the Principal


Friday, January 15, 2021


Dear Hale Community, 


This morning I had to abruptly end our Hale Coffee with the Principal because of profane, dehumanizing comments made and images shown by intruders in our virtual meeting. I apologize that our families had to see and hear these things, and want to be clear they in no way represent Hale, Minneapolis Public Schools, or what we believe to be a majority of the Minneapolis community. I condemn the remarks and the images. 


Unfortunately, MPS has no way to identify the intruders or hold them accountable for their actions. However, I am working with the MPS IT department to strengthen security protocols for our virtual meetings and will take every effort to prevent this from happening again. 


If you were personally affected by these images and need support, or if you had a student with you who was affected, please contact Julie Peterson, our school social worker ( and she can provide support. 


Thank you for joining me this morning, and I look forward to connecting again to show what makes Hale a fantastic place for students, staff and families. Stay safe.


In Peace,

Steve Uhler

Hale School Principal






☞  Take a Virtual Tour through Hale and Field

Created by former Hale/Field students Drew and Jake Wesson




New Bell Times at Hale 2021-22


Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, Hale's school day will start at 9:10am and end at 3:40pm. 


At their November 10 meeting, the MPS Board of Education voted to approve  the proposed bell time schedule beginning school year 2021-22. The Board of Education is confident the approved schedule can meet the goals of:

  1. Increasing participation in after-school programming particularly for those schools with a higher concentration of families receiving educational benefits as this has been shown to have a direct correlation to student achievement and sense of belonging.
  2. Reducing transportation costs so that savings can be reinvested into the classroom.
  3. Improving on-time arrivals at schools.