St. Anthony Park has two public schools and three charter schools in our community. St. Anthony Park Elementary School serves students from kindergarten through 5th grade. 6th graders move on to Murray Middle School to join 7th and 8th graders.

We do not have a public high school in the Park. Public high school students go to Como Senior High. Three charter schools serve students from many neighborhoods. Two located on or near University Ave in South St. Anthony Park, Avalon and Jennings, offer alternative learning environments for high school students. Dugsi Academy opened on Snelling Avenue in 2015 as a culturally specific school to integrate K-8 students into the scholastic community of Minnesota.

Photo credit SPPS
Photo credit SPPS


Educational Resources for youth in St. Anthony Park

Ellis Enterprises: Providing job training, work experience and job placement in creative and social enterprise for homeless or precariously-housed youth.
Joy of the People: promotes the idea of soccer free play as a way to build healthy kids and communities. JOTP provides programming at South St. Anthony Rec center where we create an inviting environment of play.
Shakesperean Youth Theater: youth theatre empowering young people to engage with great works and create groundbreaking theatre
St. Paul Neighborhood Network: Through our fun and engaging programs, youth develop skills in media production, critical thinking, and community awareness. Createch open drop in lab, Step It Up teen produced television show and after school program.
St. Paul Public Schools Discovery Club: Providing out-of-school time child care in a safe, fun, nurturing environment that supports children’s learning and development. Children participate in a variety of academic enrichment, recreational and cultural activities that informally support learning and social development for pre-K through 5th grade.
TU Dance Center: Children and Teen Program introduces the joy of creative movement and beginning dance technique.

Urban Boatbuilders: Developing personal, social and academic skills with middle school and high school aged youth in schools, community organization, and juvenile corrections programs.

Reading Partners: Volunteer tutors from one-on-one reading program visit schools with low reading proficiency, based in St. Anthony Park office.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Cities: National mentorship program with local offices based in St. Anthony Park, providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.