Student Placement Center
Mon, Tues, Wed,Fri   7:30am - 4:30pm
Thurs 12:00pm - 4:30pm

2102 University Avenue West, Saint Paul 55114

L'Etoile du Nord French Immersion School

Address: 1760 Ames Place
Saint Paul, 55106
Grades: PreK-5
Principal: Lourdes Flores-Hanson
Enrollment: 280
Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 221-1480
Fax: (651) 744-6971
Email: lourdes.flores-hanson@spps.org
Website: spps.org/frenchimmersion
  • Our school completed 25 years of offering French Immersion learning! Experienced French-native and French-speaking staff who are passionate about teaching, learning and French offer students the opportunity to become bilingual by learning how to speak, read, write and understand the French language.

  • Instruction in grades PreK-1 is provided predominantly in the French language. Instruction in grades 2-5 includes a daily English time with the rest of the day in French. 

  • After completing grade 5, students can continue French studies through our Middle and High School pathways at Ramsey Middle School and Central Senior High School.

  • French-speaking interns coming from francophone countries enrich our students’ learning experiences.

  • Students participate in Physical Education, Science and Art lessons taught in French. 

  • Partnerships with community organizations and the French Embassy allow students to participate in Science, Theater and Dance  residencies, all taught in French. 

  • Students in grades 4 and 5 participate in an overnight field trip to Deep Portage.

  • Our dedicated and supportive parents and PTO organization (either Parent Organization or PTO) plan additional activities for students, staff and families such as our Fall Festival, Fun Run and our Spring Kermesse Festival. 

  • Lego League is offered as an after-school activity.

  • Our bilingual Media Specialist provides our students access to books and other resources in both French and English. 

  • Atelier Stima (Makerspace) programming is offered to all students in grades PreK-5.  Our technology specialists offer students instruction in coding, robotics and problem solving, in French.

We offer:

  • Pre-K (full-day)

  • Discovery Club (fee-based, off-site)

  • Extended Day for Learning (EDL)

  • Community Education afterschool programs (fee-based)

 
 
District Magnet School for Areas A, B, C, D, E, F

Quick Facts

Enrollment
280
Students who identify themselves as:
  African American
21 %
  American Indian
1 %
  Asian
4 %
  Caucasian
50 %
  Hispanic
15 %
  Pacific Islander
0 %
  Two or more
10 %
Students in English Language Learning
14 %
Students in Special Education
4 %
Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch
33 %
Marker
1760 Ames Place
Saint Paul, 55106
Open House(s)

Thursday, February 3   4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Please cc lourdes.flores-hanson@spps.org and jude.vales@spps.org with information regarding Open House.