Sarah Lightner, Principal

2045 St Clair Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55105

(651) 293-8760 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

Welcome to Groveland Park Elementary

  • Our school feels like a small learning community, yet with all the opportunities available in a large urban school. Partnerships with local universities and community organizations, such as the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra CONNECT Program, enable us to offer many rich educational experiences.  Learn more...

  • Welcome to Groveland Park Elementary! 

    We are so glad you are here and we would like to you to invite you to our virtual tours and open house happening in January and February. Current parents, teachers and Principal Lightner will give an overview of the great things Groveland has to offer and share what it means to be a part of our learning community.  You can sign up here.  

    Our staff made introductory videos in the fall to welcome students back to Groveland. They are fun way to get to know staff. 

    Please contact Ms. Lightner at if you have any questions.

    We look forward to meeting you!

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A Small Learning Community with Big Opportunities

  • Virtual Tours & Open House

    Click here for more information on our Virtual Tours and Open House

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  • Staff Videos

    Click here to see videos of teachers and staff for the 2020 school year!

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  • Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

    Groveland is one of seven Saint Paul schools to enjoy the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) CONNECT program for grades 1-5. Click into the title to find more information about the SPCO Concerts for your family.

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  • Groveland Park PTO

    The Groveland Park Elementary PTO consists of parents, staff, and community members who work collaboratively to support the school. The purpose of the PTO is to build a strong community that fosters the most optimal educational environment possible.

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  • Enrichments

    The fine arts are important at Groveland! Each grade level enjoys a different art enrichment during the school year. Some examples this year will include the MacPhail Center for Music for PreK, ArtiCulture for grade K, COMPAS Artist Shakun Mehashwari for grades 1-2, Musician Ross Sutter for grade 3, a COMPAS Residency for grade 4 and Northern Clay and African Drumming with Brother Ghana for grade 5. Minnesota art standards are incorporated into the experiences. Each of the art experiences have been made possible through the genrousity of the Groveland community. The PTO has worked to provide each grade level with special opportunities.

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Upcoming Events

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School Profile

Sarah Lightner, Principal

    Ms. Lightner brings a wealth of experience in helping all students feel represented and accepted for who they are. She has served as a school social worker and Dean of Students at Valley View Elementary School in Bloomington Public Schools, and most recently, as assistant principal for Battle Creek Elementary School.

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  • Contact Us

    Groveland Park Elementary
    2045 St Clair Ave
    St Paul, MN 55105

    Grades: PreK - 5
    Hours: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
    Phone: (651) 293-8760
    Fax: (651) 293-8653

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    Family Events

    • Translators, childcare and transportation are provided for most family events at school. Please call the main office 651-293-8760 for more information on specific events.

    Groveland School Calendar

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      School Hours
      9:30a.m. - 4:00p.m.


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    Before and After School Options

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