Knowledge Bowl

Metro Knowledge Bowl (KB) is a season of academic competitions where students answer questions about history, literature, mathematics, science, current events, and everything in between. Meets take place after school at middle/high schools around the Twin Cities.

During a meet, teams of 5 (6 for Middle Grades KB) begin with the written round, where they work cooperatively to complete a multiple-choice test. Based on their team’s written round score, they’re placed into rooms where teams of 4 (5 for Middle Grades KB) face off against 2 other teams to answer questions read by a KB coach or volunteer.

The first Knowledge Bowl season in Minnesota launched in 1979. What once started out with only 8 schools participating has now grown to over 290 schools throughout the 9 Minnesota Service Cooperatives across the state!


Apply strategic thinking and deductive reasoning.

Are challenged to develop their interpersonal skills: confidence, sportspersonship, and leadership.

Communicate effectively and must work together in order to be successful.


Middle Grades KB: Katie Wenzel / 612-638-1554
Senior High KB: Madi Grove / 612-638-1514

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