Grades 5-8 Summer Session

  • Journey to Discovery

    Students receive academic support, develop leadership skills, and discover new talents and interests through enrichment activities. Students in grade 5 learn skills to prepare for their transition to middle school. Students in grades 6-8 choose electives to enhance their summer learning. Enrichment and elective courses include: agriculture, art/design, environmental geography, digital photo/video production, coding, various music options (band & string instruments, guitar/ukulele, piano/keyboard, GarageBand, drums), theater, robotics and physical education.



    Program Dates: June 21-July 29 (no program Monday, July 5)

    • Murray Middle School (Grades 5 & 6)
    • Highland Park Senior (Grades 7 & 8)

    Hours: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Transportation Area: Area A-F1/F2


  • Have fun learning and practicing your instrument or music class of choice during summer session!

    Students may choose more than one music elective. 

    Eligible students are:

    • Interested in beginning or continuing instrument instruction (band, string)
    • Other Classes offered are Piano, Guitar/Ukulele, and Digital Music (GarageBand)
    • Currently in grades 5-8
    • Able to attend full day of summer session

    SPPS Provides:

    • Instruments
    • Method books (students should bring Standard of Excellence book if they have one)
    • Transportation for eligible students
    • Breakfast and lunch at no cost


    Grades 5-6: Murray Middle School, 2200 Buford Ave, St Paul, MN 55108

    Grades 7-8: Highland Park Senior High School, 1015 S. Snelling Ave., Saint Paul, MN 55116

  • Current SPPS families: Register online using your OneStop Username and Password to log in to Campus Parent. Once logged in, select “Summer Registration (K-8).” 

    Non-SPPS families: Download, complete and return an application by mail or in-person to: Summer Registration, Student Placement Center, Saint Paul Public Schools, 2102 University Ave. W., Saint Paul, MN 55114.

    For more information, visit the How to Register page.


  • Murray Middle School
    2200 Buford Ave., Saint Paul


    Highland Park Senior
    1015 S. Snelling Ave., Saint Paul