Located on the East Side of Saint Paul, our community school serves our neighborhood’s diverse student population. Our mission is to provide every student with the strongest possible foundation in reading, writing, math and science – to prepare them for success in middle and high school, and ultimately, college. 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 3rd through 5th grades visit a local college or university each year. Embedded throughout the year are supports, enrichments and celebrations that honor individual and school achievements.
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