School Partnerships

We offer music classes during the school day for 150 kindergarten and 1st grade students who are low-income and attending Saint Paul public schools. The classes are focused on group violin instruction using a Suzuki-inspired approach that is adapted to fit the multicultural environments of the schools where we teach.

New in 2017, we launched an El Sistema inspired music program for nearly fifty 3rd grade students enrolled in after-school programming at St. Paul City School. The project is part of the St. Paul Promise Neighborhood, which "uses education as a tool to end multi-generational poverty in the Frogtown and Summit-University neighborhoods by creating early pathways of opportunities leading to college and career success."  (more information about SPPN)

Partnership Locations

Academia Cesar Chavez

Academia Cesar Chavez (ACC) is a true community school dedicated to teaching the whole child, parent and the community.  Above all ACC supports and respects the use of each scholar’s first language and their cultural heritage.  They promote the development of a second language (English) and support learning Spanish in ACC’s Dual Language Program. 

See their website for more information:  http://www.cesarchavezschool.com/our-approach/

St. Paul City School

St. Paul City School partners with families to prepare students to embrace their full potential and pursue higher education. They are a multicultural learning community passionately committed to the total development of every child.

See the website for more information: http://www.stpaulcityschool.org/about-us/

We have additional partnerships with:

Ramsey Junior High
Farnsworth Aerospace Junior High
Highland Park Montessori School
Holy Family Academy
Saint Paul Music Academy