St. Anthony Park is a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for outstanding student achievement. In the fall of 2018, we moved into a brand-new building with the capacity to serve more students than ever before. We are a community school not just because of geography, but because our parents, families, neighbors, students, and staff all contribute together to the ongoing success of our school. This is a place for students to excel, with adults who encourage and challenge them. Specialists in science, physical education, art and music inspire students beyond core classes. Supportive families and the community help provide additional experiences through field trips, artist residencies, concerts, the school forest, and many other activities during and after school. Our annual science fair and family science nights are favorites of our students. Hundreds of volunteers help throughout the year, including with special events such as Fall Festival, running club, track and field days, family picnics, and a spring talent show. We use children’s literature in every grade to talk about and celebrate our differences, and to make sure all children feel seen and valued in our school. Our school is infused with community spirit and the belief that working together can lead to great accomplishments.
Dr. Karen Duke has worked for Saint Paul Public Schools for nearly 25 years and brings a wealth of experience in helping our youngest students succeed. Dr. Duke has served our community as an English Language Learner (ELL) teacher, program supervisor, administrative intern and principal.