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

560 Concordia Ave.
Saint Paul, 55103
Address: 560 Concordia Ave.
Saint Paul, 55103
Grades: PreK-5
Principal: Dr. Kenneth Turner
Enrollment: 418
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 325-2400
Fax: (651) 325-2401
  • Our school is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB)/Primary Years Programme school.
  • The IB/PYP program strives to help students develop a global understanding as well as perspective that allows them to become productive global citizens through rigorous instruction.
  • We are a Restorative Practice School that focuses on the 5 Rs: relationships, respect, responsibility, repair and reintegration.
  • Specialist teachers help students explore their world through Spanish, physical education, art, science and more.
  • We are a partner school of the Saint Paul Promise Neighborhood.
  • Students can learn beyond the school day of Freedom Schools Express twice a week.
  • IB showcase nights are held for every grade level and culminates with the fifth grade exhibition.
  • Mays Cafe Nights are opportunities to connect with families and the community to build stronger relationships that impact student success.

We offer:

  • PreK (full day)
  • Discovery Club (fee-based, on-site)
  • Extended Day for Learning (EDL)
  • Community Education after-school programs (fee-based)


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

Quick Facts

Students who identify themselves as:
  African American
67 %
  American Indian
0 %
13 %
6 %
6 %
  Pacific Islander
0 %
  Two or more
8 %
Students in English Language Learning
22 %
Students in Special Education
24 %
Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch
84 %