Angelica Van Iperen, Principal

1041 Marion St., Saint Paul, MN 55117

(651) 290-8354 | Get Directions

Principal/School Name

360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

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Welcome to Paul and Sheila Wellstone Elementary!

  • At Wellstone we offer two programs:  Biosmart, in which students have the opportunity to explore and learn about science, and Dual Language Immersion, in which students learn to read, write, speak and listen in both Spanish and English. Our historic sunlit building, named for the late Senator Paul Wellstone and his wife Sheila, offers students and families three computer labs, two large science classrooms and a beautiful, spacious and welcoming library with reading materials in both English and Spanish. Our goal is to educate students to have a deep knowledge of Science (Biosmart), to be proficient in the Spanish and English languages (Dual Language Immersion), to develop a global perspective, and gain understanding and appreciation of other cultures. Learn more...

    En la escuela Paul y Sheila Wellstone Elementary ofrecemos dos programas:  el programa Biosmart, en el cual los estudiantes tienen la oportunidad de explorar y aprender sobre las ciencias, y el programa de Inmersión Doble, en el cual los estudiantes aprenden a leer, escribir, hablar y escuchar tanto en inglés como en español.  Nuestro edificio histórico y soleado, el cual lleva el nombre del difunto senador Paul Wellstone y su esposa Sheila, le ofrece a los estudiantes y sus familias tres laboratorios de computadoras, dos salones grandes para las ciencias y una biblioteca bella, espaciosa y acogedora con materiales de lectura en inglés y español.  Nuestra meta es educar a los estudiantes para que tengan un conocimiento profundo de las ciencias (en el programa Biosmart), que dominen los idiomas español e inglés (en el programa de Inmersión Doble), y que desarrollen una perspectiva global y un entendimiento y aprecio por otras culturas.


Independent learners and skillful problem solvers

  • Mission

    All staff take responsibility for and have a collective focus on student growth and achievement.

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  • Vision

    Our vision for Wellstone Elementary is an inclusive environment where diversity is valued and all students are free to be themselves. It is a cohesive community where families, staff, and students feel welcomed, encouraged, supported and engaged. We share the responsibility of upholding high expectations that are consistent. Creative thinking paired with inventive teaching will lead to exceptional academic and social achievement.

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  • Parent Resources

    Help your student succeed. Parent tips about how to help students prepare for school, attend school regularly, study for exams and promote reading at home are available here. In addition tips are available in Spanish, Hmong and Somali.

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School Profile

  • Our Principal

    Ours is a school where we strive to inspire and demand more of every child, as we would our own children. - Angelica Van Iperen

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  • Contact Us

    Paul and Sheila Wellstone Elementary
    1041 Marion St.
    Saint Paul, MN 55117
    Grades: PreK-5
    Summer Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30
    Student Hours when school is in session:  9:30-4:00
    Office Hours when school is in session: 8:00-4:30
    Phone: (651) 290-8354
    Fax: (651) 290-8357

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  • Back to School 2018


    • GiveMN

      Help us raise $8000.

       We want to bring Dancing Classrooms, a local nonprofit  to Wellstone 5th graders.

      The students will learn the Latin dances Merengue and Rumba, and the ballroom dances Foxtrot, Waltz and Swing. They will also learn some fun line dances. Equally important will be their social learning, as this program emphasizes that dance is a way of making and sharing connections.

      The cost per classroom is $2,000.  The money raised will go straight to funding this program for all four of our fifth grade classrooms at Wellstone.  Each class will get a 10 week, 20-lesson residency.