« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
Public district
St. Paul, MN
Students enrolled: 533

Contact this school

2180 Knapp St
St. Paul, MN 55108

(651) 293-8735
(651) 293-8737
Nearby homes for sale
Map of St. Anthony Park Elementary School address.

January 15, 2014
Wonderful school. 2/3 of the school tests gifted and talented but atmosphere is supportive and nurturing for all. Teachers are excellent, principle is excellent, parents are committed and caringe. All of the benefits of a private school with no snobbiness or attitude.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2013
AMAZING principal and great teachers, great community-best school hands down that my kids have attended. chose to not move away until kids are done with elementary school

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2013
When enrolling, GT services were touted [ 40% - 50% classified}. However, it is my experience that the policy of "enrichment within the classroom" has contributed greatly to individually ostracize and dull learning in the gifted spectrum, while ignoring the pedagogical approaches for GT learning needs (often special behavioral or processing characteristics). Unlike Lake Harriet in MPS that pulls these kids out for creative expression, needed leadership opportunities and support. Our oldest became partially proficient academically for her last 2 years dropping significantly from the top 95% statewide. (Is now again a straight A Freshman honor student due to Waldorf middle school). SEVERAL teachers 08 - 12 were bullies and not sufficiently addressed to protect children (one removed by the courts, retired or to retire). Classroom bullies are often the norm in upper grades. Outdoor recess is whittled to 10 min and lunch 15 to favor rote cognitive classroom time (test results tied to school funding). I hope SAP will understand the negative effect this has before it can't reverse even under good test scores & great community pride.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2011
St. Anthony Park is a gem -- a small, community-oriented school where each child is known and valued. It is situated on beautiful Langford Park where students have ample opportunities for fresh air and outdoor play, including regular walks to SAP's carnegie library. Their specialists (computer, PE, art, music, GT, and science) are uniformly strong, with science being a particular standout. Smart and caring kids, involved parents, and a dedicated faculty make SAP a stellar elementary school.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2009
First, there's a new principal who has received universally high marks for her approach and enthusiasm (08-09). Second, SAP tests compare very well with top schools in the city - public or private. Third, I haven't heard of a school that doesn't have a mix of teaching talent, but SAP provides a great structure for teachers to excel and a very supportive community providing talented volunteers and financial support for unique programs. How many elementary schools send their entire 6th grade class to a week long environmental camp? Kids that come out of this school have an improved IQ and EQ and that balance is what makes it a rich and rewarding experience.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
December 02, 2008
The academic experience of the young students is strongly supported by neighorbood school familes and local business alike, by parent families, it's new Prinicpal and the school's strong parent association that is soley dedicated to regular and valuable cirricular enrichment opportunties. Most teachers seem to employ a child centered methodology as opposed to to a teacher directed methodology thus, children seem pretty engaged in their learning and feel generally respected and empowered. This and GT enrichment though, is largely dependant upon the partifculair teacher and can vary from class to class - grade to grade. With 40% GT, SAP needs to have greater consistency, programs and services to accomodate its GT population properly. I am disspointed that it did not fight the move to all day Kindergarten and that a good handful of teachers do not allow parents to observe the classroom.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2007
The level of parental involvement at this school is amazing. However, the principal(in 07/08) does not seem to provide consistent and strong leadership. The quality of your year is extremely teacher dependant. Some teachers are amazing. Some are mediocre. My biggest complaint about this school is that despite it's large gifted/talented population, it does little to really serve these kids - especially those in the highest tier. At least my child is not being served or challenged in his current classroom. Any differentiation is completely dependant on how loud the parents are and the willingness of the teacher. Unfortunately, this school will not work for our highly gifted child long term.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2006
Our son has attended St. Anthony Pary for 4 years. It is a great school and a wonderful community. Like all schools they could use more funding, but overall my son has received a phenomenal education. I especially appreciate some of the extras they do such as art enrichment programs and interesting field trips.

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2004
my child attended Saint Anthony Park for 4 years. Parents are engaged and work hard to fund raise for the school.

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness


Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale


Last modified: December 16, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

St. Anthony Park Elementary School
2180 Knapp St, St. Paul, MN  55108
(651) 293-8735
Last modified St. Anthony Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
St. Anthony Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top