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St. Paul Prepratory School

Private | 9-12 | 227 students

We are best known for our international student body and strong academics.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $141,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $980.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 23, 2013

St. Paul Prep is an excellent and very unique school. The international environment offers a tremendous opportunity for students to develop cultural awareness and sensitivity. The diverse student body facilitates a welcoming and inclusive environment for students of all backgrounds. The academics at SPP are very strong, with several AP courses offered every year and advanced students have the opportunity to take college courses at the University of St. Thomas. On top of all this, they are committed to providing an affordable college preparatory education. (Tuition this year is under $10,000 for local students and they offer merit scholarships and financial aid.) I highly recommend St. Paul Prep!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 24, 2012

I loved the international feel of this school. The teachers really care about the students, and you really learn to appreciate a lot of other cultures. Learning can be fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2010

I am student at St. Paul Preparatory School. This is my fourth and final year at this school. I have met many different students from many different countries. A lot of my friends are now back in their home countires, but, I still keep in touch with them! It has been an amazing experience!The teachers are great! They care about the students! They are very experienced! I have learned a lot from this school. If you are looking for a college preparatory schoo, this is it! SPP offers AP classes. They continue to add more AP classes each year. If you are invovled in many sports, this may not be the school for you. But SPP offers girls basketball, girls soccer, boys soccer, and boys basketball. I think my teachers have prepared me for college. That is important too. It's a great school! I can't imagine going anywhere else!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 20, 2009

Only a few global high school in the country with great programs (AP classes)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2009

This is a great school for kids who really want to immerse themselves in a global environment. There are now over 150 students and most are from Asia, Europe (eastern & western) and South America. Great academics and teachers. Strengths include math team, mock trial, model UN. Short on sports but does offer basketball and soccer.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 62% N/A
White 29% 73%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Black 1% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Dance teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Art teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Russian
Korean
Japanese
German
French
Chinese (Mandarin)
Arabic languages
Polish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Scholastic Art and Writing Award (2012)
  • MN State High School Math League, 3rd Place St Paul Division (2013)
  • Second Place in the FIRST Robotics Competition, MN (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
School Leader's name
  • Dr. Chuck Briscoe
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Nonsectarian
Fax number
  • (651) 288-4616

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • Internships
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Global
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
Transportation options
  • Public Transportation
School facilities
  • None
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Math club
  • Model UN
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
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Parent involvement
  • None
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380 Jackson Street
Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55101
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Phone: (651) 288-4606

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