Dr. Abdisalam Adam, Principal

437 Edmund Ave. W., Saint Paul, MN 55103

651-744-6420 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

Welcome • مرحباً • Soo dhawoow • Baga nagaan dhuftan • Karibu • እንኳን በደህና መጡ • እንኳዕ ብደሓን መ

  • Saint Paul Public Schools is honored to introduce a new elementary school focused on East African cultures and languages of Somali, Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Arabic and Swahili. We welcome you to this exciting new high-quality education program taught by licensed teachers and filled with staff who reflect the diversity of our program.  We inspire students to think critically, pursue their dreams and change the world. 

    • Free busing from most of St. Paul
    • Will accommodate cultural needs!
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  • Student Registration Hours

    Student registration hours to enroll your child: Now until the start of school, visit the school on MONDAY through FRIDAY any time between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Enter through Door 1 from the parking lot in the back.

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    We're hiring all positions, including PreK-5 teachers, specialists, licensed support staff, clerks, educational assistants and teaching assistants. Our school will prioritize a culturally-responsive environment for East African students, families, and community while providing a well-rounded education. Curriculum and instruction will be developed and evolve in the coming years to include East African cultural enrichment and core content integration. Knowledge of East African language(s), including but not limited to: Somali, Oromo, Amharic, Tigrinya, Arabic, and Swahili is preferred.

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School Profile

Dr. Abdisalam Adam, Principal
  • Dr. Abdisalam Adam, Principal

    Dr. Adam sees his role as a public intellectual with a determination to build a strong, nurturing school community that ensures success for all students. Dr. Adam has been with Saint Paul Public Schools since 1997 as an ELL teacher, community specialist, and administrator. Most recently, he served as assistant principal at Highland Park High School. He is guided by the Somali proverb, "Lack of Education is Lack of Light," and believes every child has the right to a world-class 21st century education.

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  • East African Elementary Magnet School building

    East African Elementary Magnet School
    437 Edmund Ave. W.
    St. Paul, MN 55103

    Grades: PreK-Grade 5

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

    Main Office:

    Attendance Line:
    651-744-6423 - Call the attendance line before 7:30 am when your child(ren) will not be in school. 

To register your child for school or ask questions, contact:

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