Middle School (5-8)

  • Grades 5-8 Summer Session
    Journey to Discovery
    Students receive academic support, develop leadership skills, and discover new talents and interests through enrichment activities. Students in grade 5 learn skills to prepare for their transition to middle school. Students in grades 6-8 choose electives to enhance their summer learning. Enrichment and elective courses include: agriculture, art/design, environmental geography, digital photo/video production, coding, various music options (GarageBand, band & string instruments, guitar/ukulele, piano/keyboard, drums), theater, robotics and physical education.

    Program Dates: June 21-July 29 (no program Monday, July 5)

    • Murray Middle School (Grades 5 & 6), 2200 Buford Ave., Saint Paul
    • Highland Park Senior (Grades 7 & 8), 1015 S. Snelling Ave., Saint Paul

    Hours: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Transportation Area: Area A-F1/F2

    Grades 1-5 American Indian Program (Full; Waitlist Available)
    Engaging Youth Through Culture & Nature
    American Indian and non-American Indian students spend three weeks at Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus learning Indigenous cultural awareness, and one week at Belwin Conservancy learning cultural connections to Minnesota animals and their habitats. This program is developed in collaboration with the Department of Indian Work.

    Program Dates: June 21-July 16 (no program Monday, July 5)
    Location: Dayton’s Bluff Elementary, 262 Bates Ave., Saint Paul
    Hours: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Transportation Area: Area A-F1/F2

    Grades 5-8 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Program (Full; Waitlist Closed)
    Exploring New Possibilities
    Students experience hands-on activities and field trips with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Classes and activities include engineering, coding, construction, sports, environmental studies, cooking, and working with computers. Sponsored by 3M.

    Program Dates: June 21-July 16 (no program Monday, July 5)
    Location: E-STEM Middle School, 600 Weir Drive, Woodbury
    Hours: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Transportation Area: Area A-F1/F2

    Grades 5-11 Future Leaders and Sports
    Engaging Youth Through Academics & Sports
    Student learning focuses on math, language arts, science and leadership. Activities include daily athletics and an emphasis on college and career readiness, including field trips to college campuses. Themes of social justice and restorative practices build leadership and social-emotional skills.

    Program Dates: June 21-July 15 (no program Monday, July 5)
    Location: Humboldt High School, 30 Baker St. E., Saint Paul
    Hours: 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Transportation Area: Area A-F1/F2

    Grades K-8 Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools
    “I can make a difference in: Myself, My Family, My Community, My Country and My World with Hope, Education and Action!”
    Freedom Schools strengthens literacy skills through a research-based Integrated Reading Curriculum that features books, materials and projects that represent the heritages and experiences of our scholars. Essential features include Hero Elementary K-2; science, technology, engineering, arts, and math instruction; parent and family empowerment events; community engagement; pathways to careers; health and wellness; social action; and field trips. Scholars see themselves in our high quality servant leader educators and community leader mentors/role models.

    Program Dates: June 21-July 30 (no program Monday, July 5)

    • Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented, 560 Concordia Ave., Saint Paul - Area D, E, F
    • Hazel Park Preparatory Academy, 1140 White Bear Ave., Saint Paul - Area A, B, C

    Hours: 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
    Transportation Area: Area A-F1/F2

  • Current SPPS families should use register online using their OneStop Username and Password to log in to Campus Parent. Once logged in, select “Summer Registration (K-8).” To retrieve or reset your password, visit spps.org/onestop.

    Applications can also be printed and returned by mail or in-person to:
    Summer Registration
    Student Placement Center, Saint Paul Public Schools
    2102 University Ave. W.
    Saint Paul, MN 55114

    If you register online, you do not need to fill out a paper application.

    For more information, visit the How to Register page.