Innovative Quality Schools

K-8

St. Paul City School

St. Paul City is a free charter school with a focus on building the whole child. Our mission is to prepare students to embrace their full potential and pursue higher education. Our educational approach is rooted in standards and guided by our vision to develop a multicultural learning community passionately committed to the total development of every child. Each student has core subject in addition to a rich array of specialists.

Prodeo Academy

Prodeo Academy is a meaningful PK-8 education solution that will effectively prepare students in North Minneapolis through rigorous academic instruction and by teaching effective habits. Providing students with the skills necessary to close existing achievement gaps will help them to access greater opportunities, achieve future success, and contribute to the vitality of our community.

Beacon Academy

Beacon Academy opened its doors on September 7, 2004 to 93 students in grades K-3. Over the next several years, the school has added grades and currently is a K-8 school with 425 students enrolled for the coming school year. Beacon Academy was founded on three tenets -- Core Knowledge Curriculum, Character Education and Daily Spanish. Over the years, the school has implemented several innovative practices including:

Nasha Shkola

Nasha Shkola is a school focused on Russian language and culture open to all students.  A Russian Language and Culture program is presented to all children in all grades every day.

We are the only school in Minnesota that teaches Russian language and culture in the elementary years. During this class time, students learn to speak, read, and write in Russian.

DPSA: North Star Academy

Note: This school has a sister school, Raleigh Academy.

Our schools were built on a model for school success that includes a strong focus on leadership, learning environment, pedagogy and curriculum, assessment and student and family support systems.  As we’ve developed, we’ve enhanced this model through our involvement with a school wide Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS) focus and a Response to Intervention (RTI) model that includes supports for reading, math and behavior.