Harding Senior High School

1540 Sixth St. E.
Saint Paul, 55106
Address: 1540 Sixth St. E.
Saint Paul, 55106
Grades: 9-12
Principal: Tony Chlebecek
Enrollment: 1877
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 793-4700
Fax: (651) 293-8912
Email: tony.chlebecek@spps.org
Website: spps.org/harding
  • Harding is a world class, comprehensive International Baccalaureate (IB) school where we value earning a diploma and guiding students toward a post-secondary pathway. Whether it is academics or work, Harding prides itself on preparing students for their futures.
  • More than half of our students take at least one advanced course.
  • All students prepare for life beyond high school with a personal learning plan that sets goals for post-secondary education.
  • Harding's International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme offers comprehensive curriculum in all classes for grades 9-10, including math, science, history, literature, and world languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, Lakota/Dakota, Hmong and Ojibwe. This inclues optional accelerated courses.
  • Grades 11-12 are challenged through the IB Diploma Programme and Career-related Programme classes.
  • The American Indian Studies program provides an opportunity for all students to learn American Indian history, literature, art and language.
  • Nearly 30 student-led clubs and organizations - including Navy JROTC, arts, world cultures, journalism and many more - provide a way for everyone to get involved.
  • Our strong athletics program offers sports throughout the academic year.
  • Students use Metro Transit instead of school buses to get to and from school.

We offer:

  • AVID
  • Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) - Navy
  • Language Academy
  • World Languages: Dakota/Lakota, Ojibwe, French, Hmong, Japanese, Spanish
  • Career Pathways: Business, Medical, Engineering, Education & Community Justice


Community School for Area B
Programs offered:
  • American Indian Language & Culture (Areas A, B, C, D, E, F1, F2)
  • Hmong Language & Culture (Areas A, B, C-east)
  • International Baccalaureate (Areas A, B, C-east)

Quick Facts

Students who identify themselves as:
  African American
20 %
  American Indian
2 %
55 %
6 %
15 %
  Pacific Islander
0 %
  Two or more
2 %
Students in English Language Learning
35 %
Students in Special Education
12 %
Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch
75 %