Welcome to South St. Paul Secondary

  • Secondary building   inside Secondary building  

    South St. Paul Secondary, located high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, is a public school of just over 1,700 students, grades 6-12. The school’s team name, the Kaposia Packers, reveals the history of the community: Kaposia for the Kaposia Indians who were founded in South St. Paul and Packers for the former center of the meat-packing industry. Approximately 54% of our students go on to a four-year college or university, and about 20% to junior college or technical school. The high school graduated its first class in 1908.

    South St. Paul Secondary is an authorized International Baccalaureate World School aiming for high student achievement and a safe, caring, learning environment. Our school features the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB-MYP) for grades 6-10 and the IB Diploma Program (DP) for students in grades 11 and 12. Our IB World School, with its state-of-the-art technology, is a source of pride for citizens of this hard-working community located just across the river from downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.

    Learn more about the International Baccalaureate (IB) Education at our district.



    • Middle School Students (Grades 6-8): follow a six-period/day schedule with 2 Semesters. They start their day at 7:50 and end their day at 2:25.
    • High School Students (Grades 9-12): follow a six-period/day schedule with 3 Trimesters. They start their day at 7:50 and end their day at 2:30.
    • Hours and Attendance 


The Packer Way