Student Enrollment

  • Enrolling Your Child in South St. Paul Schools

    If you are new to the district or have a student to enroll, you may enroll your child at the school that they will attend.  Click to view Attendance Boundary Map PDF

    Our Schools:


    Kindergarten Eligibility

    A child is eligible for kindergarten if he or she will be 5 years old on or before September 1 of the year he or she will begin school. For information on early entrance to kindergarten, contact the school building office where you intend to enroll your child. State law requires all students to complete Early Childhood Screening before they enter kindergarten.


    Student Transfers – What to do

    Parents of elementary students moving to South St. Paul from another school district should enroll their child at the elementary school in the attendance area where they live. Contact the school office and make an appointment. Elementary schools conduct kindergarten enrollment times each spring for students who will attend kindergarten the following fall.

    Parents of middle school and high school students moving to South St. Paul from another school district should contact the High School (grades 6-12) office to make an appointment with a school counselor who will assist their child in enrolling and registering for classes.


    Open Enrollment

    Minnesota Statute 124D.03 allows all Minnesota’s public school students the opportunity to apply to attend school outside of the school district where they live.  Students must apply to the school district of their choice by January 15 for the following fall to receive the best chance of being admitted. Families generally provide their own school transportation.  No tuition is charged. For transportation options in South St. Paul, see the 'Transportation' section of this website. 

    To ‘open enroll’ in a district other than the one where you reside, download and complete the appropriate Open Enrollment forms below: 


    Completed forms can be sent to: 

    South St. Paul Public School District Office
    104 5th Ave., South St. Paul, MN 55075

    You can FAX the form to (651) 457-9485.  If you have questions about open enrollment in South St. Paul, please contact Wendy Smith, (651) 457-9470.


    Student Records

    If you are transferring to South St. Paul School District from another school district, your child’s educational records will be transferred from their previous school to their new school.


    Immunization Requirements

    State law requires all students to meet specific immunization requirements at different grade levels before they attend school. Click here to review immunization requirements.