Middle School (5-8)

  • 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 (GarageBand, band & string instruments, guitar/ukulele, piano/keyboard, drums), theater, robotics and physical education.

    • Program Dates: June 27-August 5
    • Location: Global Arts+ Upper (Grades 5-6) Washington (Grades 7-8
    • Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Transportation Area: ALL

    Have fun learning and practicing your instrument or music class of choice during the 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 5-8 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Program

    Exploring New Possibilities
    Students experience hands-on activities and field trips with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Classes and activities include engineering, coding, construction, sports, environmental studies, cooking, and working with computers. Sponsored by 3M.

    • Program Dates: June 27-July 22
    • Location: E-STEM Middle School, 600 Weir Drive, Woodbury
    • Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    • Transportation Area: ALL

    Grades 5-11 Future Leaders and Sports

    Engaging Youth Through Academics & Sports
    Student learning focuses on math, language arts, science and leadership. Activities include daily athletics and an emphasis on college and career readiness, including field trips to college campuses. Themes of social justice and restorative practices build leadership and social-emotional skills.

    • Program Dates: June 27-July 21
    • Location: Humboldt
    • Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    • Transportation Area: ALL


  • 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.

    No programs: Monday, July 4 (Independence Day Holiday)

    Grades K-8 CDF Freedom Schools: June 27-August 5

    Grades 5-8 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Program:  June 27-July 22

    Grades 5-8 Summer Session:  June 27-July 28

    Grades 5-11 Future Leaders & Sports: June 27-July 21