Nicky Napierala, Principal

409 Case Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55130

651-293-8685 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

Welcome to Bruce Vento Elementary

  •  With colorful college flags and staff members proudly proclaiming where they attended college, Bruce Vento Elementary makes a strong statement that college is our goal for every student. School-wide, each class “adopts” a college or university and learns about its campus. In return, colleges and universities around the country have adopted our classrooms. For example, the University of Minnesota’s College of Design has partnered with Vento fifth graders on projects like 3D computer-aided interior design and creating the toys of the future. Students in grades 3-5 visit a local college or university each year.


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Where academic achievement knows no limits

  • Equity

    Our goal is to eliminate racial disproportionality and predictability of achievement by accelerating the achievement of our lowest performing students and increasing achievement for all students.

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    Vento Elementary School educates every student without exception and without excuse, to standard or above in reading, writing, math and science in preparation for college.

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School Profile

  • Principal Nicky Napierala

    Ms. Napierala brings a variety of experience in helping all students feel represented and accepted for who they are. She has served students for more than 25 years as a classroom teacher, intervention specialist, instructional coach, principal intern, and most recently, as assistant principal at Skyview Middle School in the ISD 622, North Saint Paul, Oakdale, Maplewood School District. Ms. Napierala looks forward to partnering with families, students, staff and the community to continue the great work at Bruce Vento Elementary School.

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    Bruce F. Vento Elementary
    409 Case Avenue E
    St. Paul, MN 55130

    Grades: PreK-5



    School Hours: 
    9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

    Office Hours:
    8:00 a.m.- 5 p.m.

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  • Bus Transportation Questions Contact Jean at the front desk for bus transportation questions. Call 651-293-8685 between 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


    • Reminder: Call the attendance Line before 9:30 am when your child(ren) will not be in school.

      651-744-3493 : Attendance
      The attendance line is available 24/7!

      School Doors Open at 9:00 a.m.
      Class begins at 9:30 a.m.
      Buses load at 3:55 p.m.