Matthew Severns, Principal

1700 Saunders Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55116

651 293-8770 Fax: 651-293-8983 | Get Directions


  • IB World School Highland Park Elementary is a designated International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) school for grades Pre -K to 5. Our students learn to think and act globally as they explore complex issues, take action to solve problems and reflect on what they’ve learned. Learn more...

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Big-World Focus with Small-School Attention

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  • Why Highland Park?

    At Highland Park Elementary we encourage international-mindedness by empowering students to take action and to become lifelong learners through collaboration, inquiry and critical thinking.

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  • IB Primary Years Programme

    Designed for students ages 3-12, the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) provides the knowledge, concepts, skills personal attributes and the capacity to take action, all of which younger students need to equip them for successful lives, both now and in the future.

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  • Enrichment Opportunities

    Some of our enrichment activities include band, choir, theater, dance, Lego League, Lego Robotics, Renewable Energy Club, special-interest research teams and other various clubs.

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School Profile

Principal Matthew Severns
  • Contact Us

    Highland Park
    Elementary School

    1700 Saunders Ave.
    Saint Paul, MN  55116

    Phone: 651-293-8770

    Fax: 651-293-8983

    Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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  • Important Dates

    • NAAPID
      Monday, February 13, 7:15 - 9:30 a.m.
      First Day of School (grades 1-5)
      Tuesday, September 6, 2022
      Pre-K & Kindergarten Conferences
      Tuesday & Wednesday, September 6-7, 2022
      First Day of School (Pre-K & K)
      Thursday, September 8, 2022
      Winter Break
      December 19, 2022-January 2, 2023
      Spring Break
      April 3-7, 2023
      Last Day of School
      Wednesday, June 14, 2023