Elementary Programs (K-4)

  • Grades K-4 Summer Session
    Journey to Discovery
    Students will extend their school year learning through active, fun, hands-on experiences. The program includes activities in math, coding, small-group reading instruction, physical education, economics, health, arts, and studying Minnesota plants and animals. Community partnerships help support discovery of new talents, skills and interests.

    Program Date: June 21-July 29 (no program Monday, July 5)
    Hours: Varies by location

    Students are assigned to a site based on their home address (or alternate address). Use School Finder at spps.org/apply to find your Area (A-F1/F2).

    Grades K-4 Language Immersion
    Dive into Learning
    Available to students currently enrolled in SPPS language immersion or dual-language programs (Spanish, French, Hmong and Mandarin). Students receive instruction in both their school-year language program and English, along with cultural studies and summer-themed activities.

    Program Dates: June 21-July 29 (no program Monday, July 5)
    Location: Adams Spanish Immersion, 615 Chatsworth St., Saint Paul
    Hours: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Transportation Area: Area A-F1/F2

    Grades K-4 World Cultures and Sports
    Engaging Youth Through Academics & Sports
    Students learn about cultures from around the world and participate in daily athletic activities. Themes of social justice and restorative practices build leadership and social emotional skills.

    Program Dates: July 19-August 12
    Location: Humboldt High School, 30 Baker St. E., Saint Paul
    Hours: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Transportation Area: Area A-F1/F2

    Grades K-4 Power Scholars Academy
    Power Up Learning
    The Power Scholars Academy summer program combines academic instruction with fun, hands-on enrichment activities, field trips and service projects. The program is designed to help students gain new academic skills and prepare to return to school in the fall ready to excel.

    Program Dates: June 21-July 29 (no program Monday, July 5)
    Location: Maxfield Elementary, 380 Victoria St N., Saint Paul
    Hours: 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
    Transportation Area: Area A-F1/F2

    Grades 1-5 American Indian Program
    Engaging Youth Through Culture & Nature
    American Indian and non-American Indian students spend three weeks at Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus learning Indigenous cultural awareness, and one week at Belwin Conservancy learning cultural connections to Minnesota animals and their habitats. This program is developed in collaboration with the Department of Indian Work.

    Program Dates: June 21-July 16 (no program Monday, July 5)
    Location: Dayton’s Bluff Elementary, 262 Bates Ave., Saint Paul
    Hours: 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
    Transportation Area: Area A-F1/F2

    Grades K-8 Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools
    “I can make a difference in: Myself, My Family, My Community, My Country and My World with Hope, Education and Action!”
    Freedom Schools strengthens literacy skills through a research-based Integrated Reading Curriculum that features books, materials and projects that represent the heritages and experiences of our scholars. Essential features include Hero Elementary K-2; science, technology, engineering, arts and math instruction; parent and family empowerment events; community engagement; pathways to careers; health and wellness; social action; and field trips. Scholars see themselves in our high-quality Servant Leader Educators and community leader mentors/role models.

    Program Dates: June 21-July 30 (no program Monday, July 5)

    • Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented, 560 Concordia Ave., Saint Paul - Area D, E, F
    • Hazel Park Preparatory Academy, 1140 White Bear Ave., Saint Paul - Area A, B, C

    Hours: 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
    Transportation Area: Area A-F1/F2

  • Current SPPS families should use register online using their OneStop Username and Password to log in to Campus Parent. Once logged in, select “Summer Registration (K-8).” To retrieve or reset your password, visit spps.org/onestop.

    Applications can also be printed and returned by mail or in-person to:
    Summer Registration
    Student Placement Center, Saint Paul Public Schools
    2102 University Ave. W.
    Saint Paul, MN 55114

    If you register online, you do not need to fill out a paper application.

    For more information, visit the How to Register page.