• Our Common Mission and Visionstudent

    To provide an education for language learners, with long-range goals for language proficiency, strong foundations, community engagement, and collaborative success. The aim is for all students to become bilingual, bi-literate, and culturally proficient in both the majority and partner cultures.


    Every student...

    • Proficient in at least two languages, with a strong foundation in academic knowledge, communication skills and cultural understanding.
    • Proud of their own cultural heritage, appreciation for the many cultures which compose the richness of our community.
    • Challenged, supported and inspired to graduate on time. 

    Every family…

    • Welcomed in a language they understand, by staff who embrace the diversity within our schools.
    • Empowered with the knowledge and tools to nurture their children’s academic success.
    • Sharing their cultural heritage with their school, community and district-wide.

    Our community…

    • Stronger for the gifts that we collectively contribute to the education of our children.
    • Richer in well prepared, linguistically diverse and culturally proficient graduates.
    • Prepared to create a bright future together
  • Saint Paul Public School (SPPS) EL Facts:

    • SPPS has the highest number of English Learners (ELs) in the state of MN
    • 11,287 students; 31% of the overall SPPS student population are ELs
    • A total of 129 languages identified in SPPS
    • Top 4 languages in SPPS: Hmong, Spanish, Karen and Somali

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