Bruce Vento Elementary - School Remodeling Project

  • SPPS and Bruce Vento invite you to a Community Design Workshop!

    Saint Paul Public Schools is working with Cuningham Group Architecture Inc. to design a new Bruce Vento Elementary School and Early Childhood Hub. We want to hear your thoughts on how the new school can best serve our students. Bruce Vento students and families are invited to attend a community design workshop to help create a plan for the new school that represents our community.

    The new school is anticipated to be a multi-story building and will replace the existing school at the same location. The new school will be constructed on the east side of the property where the sports fields are currently located. Students will continue to attend the current school during the construction of the new building. Construction is anticipated to occur from fall 2023 through fall 2025. Once the new school opens in fall 2025, the current school will be demolished and the space will be turned into parking, a playground and gardens. Construction on those areas is anticipated to be completed in spring 2026.

    Envisioning the Future Workshop

    (Hmoob, Karen, Espanol, Soomaali)

    Wednesday, October 12, 2022

    4 – 5:30 p.m.

    Location: Bruce Vento Elementary School, 409 Case Street E.



    • There will be a variety of activities designed to engage all ages in the conversation in stations throughout the school.
    • The activities will take place from 4-5 p.m. with a shared meal and community conversation from 5-5:30 p.m.

    What we have heard so far:

    We would also like to thank families for providing feedback about what you would like to see at the new school at Bruce Vento’s Back to School Night. Here are the results of what we heard that evening:

    How might the new school better serve the community as a hub?

    Which environmental resources should be the highest priority?

    Which design topics should be the highest priorities?