Before and After School Education, Programming, and Child Care

  • Saint Paul Public Schools offers several education opportunities, care, and programming for students before and after each school day. Some of these opportunities are fee-based, others are need-based and others are available only at certain locations.

    Please view the selections below for an overview of each, or click on the link or icon to learn more.

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    Extended Day Learning

    Extended Day Learning (EDL) provides focused, alternative learning opportunities that support achievement. Participation in EDL is voluntary and free of charge to all SPPS students.

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    Discovery Club

    Discovery Club is fee-based program administered by the Community Education Department to provide out-of-school time Child Care.

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    Flipside provides free academic, enrichment and athletic programs after school at middle schools, open to any student living in the District regardless of whether you attend a public school, private school charter school or home school.

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    Community Education

    Community Education provides fee-based classes and activities to all learners in public school buildings during the days, nights and weekends, including before and after-school programming for students at many schools.

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    Freedom Schools Express

    Freedom Schools Express is an after-school leadership development program for students in grades K-8. Based on the successful Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Freedom Schools summer program.

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    Evening High School

    The Evening High School Program is focused on providing students with the opportunity to learn, complete coursework, and recover credits required for high school graduation.

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    After-school Activities and Clubs

    From Lego Leagues to science clubs to cheerleading to chess, each school offers a variety of after-school activities for students. Please view each school's website to learn more.

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    SPPS provides athletics programs throughout the District at middle school and secondary locations. Programs and offerings vary by site. Visit to learn more.