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Lydia Kabaka, Principal

1575 L'Orient St., Saint Paul, MN 55117

(651) 293-8840 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

Mississippi Creative Arts School

  • Our school is one of the first and finest creative arts schools in Saint Paul. Every student experiences the arts through music, dance, drama, reading and even science and math. Our teachers love what they do and many are practicing artists themselves.  Learn more...

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Create, Inspire, Achieve and Perform


    Mississippi Creative Arts is one of the first and finest creative arts schools in Saint Paul, and is known for its emphasis on the arts combined with a strong academic core.

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    The Extended Day for Learning Program features both math and reading instruction and enrichment opportunities for 2nd-5th grade students to explore new abilities and interests.

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Principal Kabaka
  • Our Principal

    Lydia Kabaka brings a wealth of experience in helping all students feel represented and accepted for who they are. As a violin player in high school, she values the energy and creativity that the arts can bring to the lives of students. Ms. Kabaka has served as a school counselor, administrator, and most recently, as assistant principal at Washington Technology Magnet.

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    Mississippi Creative Arts School
    1575 L' Orient St.
    Saint Paul, MN 55117

    Grades: PreK-5

    Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Phone: 651-293-8840
    FAX: 651-293-8843

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