Student Placement Center
Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:8am - 4:30pm
Wednesdays 12:00pm - 4:30pm

Benjamin E. Mays IB World School (International Baccalaureate/Primary Years Programme)

Address: 560 Concordia Ave.
Saint Paul, 55103
Grades: PreK-5
Principal: Kirk Morris
Enrollment: 439
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 325-2400
Fax: (651) 325-2401
Email: kirk.morris@spps.org
Website: spps.org/mays

Our school is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB)/Primary Years Programme (PYP) school. Benjamin E. Mays helps
students gain skills to think critically, communicate, research, ask questions and take action in the world around them. The IB/
PYP program strives to help students develop an international perspective and become productive global citizens through
challenging instruction. Our specialist teachers help students explore their world through Spanish, physical education, art and
more. Students can learn beyond the school day with Freedom Schools Express twice a week. Partnerships with the St. Paul
Promise Neighborhood (SPPN) and the Cultural Wellness Center allow us to offer culture classes to our students and support
to our families through our on-site Center for Families, Culture and Learning. We believe a strong partnership between home,
school, and the community is important to the success of our students. Hundreds of volunteers read to our students every
year, and our parents are a powerful force in our established school community.

Regional Magnet School for Areas A, B, C, E, F

Quick Facts

Enrollment
439
Students who identify themselves as:
  American Indian
2%
  Asian American
19%
  African American
72%
  Hispanic American
4%
  Caucasian American
3%
Students in English Language Learning
26%
Students in Special Education
12%
Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch
88%
560 Concordia Ave.
Saint Paul, 55103