Inside PSI Elementary

What Makes PSI Unique

PSI students are immersed in the Spanish language while they learn reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies and other content areas. The curricular content and outcomes are aligned with the District’s other elementary schools however, students at PSI are primarily instructed in Spanish rather than English.

Teachers & Amity Interns

Many of our teachers grew up in Spanish speaking countries, and all classroom teachers have a high level of Spanish language proficiency. PSI classroom teachers have traveled or lived abroad and have an excellent understanding of other cultures and the value of global education.

In addition to the licensed teachers, PSI is fortunate to have Spanish speaking interns. These native Spanish speakers from around the world enrich our students’ learning by bringing different perspectives, cultures and accents to share with the students and the community. These interns are supported by the PSI Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

Family Commitment to Learning

A dedicated family commitment is essential for children to experience the great benefits an immersion education yields. Parents support their children in many varied ways by:

Park Spanish Immersion Elementary School has a strong and active Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Many volunteer opportunities exist in the school to help support its learners. 

PSI Virtual tour

Check out our newly transformed school in this video. Prospective families may also sign-up for a live virtual tour with Principal Dr. Corey Maslowski.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Thursday, December 3, 2020 | Immersion Information Night
  • Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | Kindergarten Information Night 
  • Monday, January 4, 2021 | Online Kindergarten Registration Opens
  • Monday, January 4, 2021 | PSI Application mailed to all residents
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021 | Kindergarten Information Night
  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | Kindergarten information Night
  • Week of February 22, 2021 | District conducts PSI Lottery
  • Week of March 1, 2021 | Letters sent to PSI applicants regarding enrollment or wait list 
  • March-June, 2021 | Kindergarten Registration Continues

Children who are five years old on or before September 1, 2021 are eligible to begin kindergarten in the Fall of 2021. 

State law requires completion of a developmental screening (i.e. Early Childhood Screening) prior to entrance into kindergarten. Early Learning Services conducts screenings for St. Louis Park children to help identify those who may benefit from early childhood services before they enter school, and connects them with the appropriate resources and programs

This free service is required by the State of Minnesota. The ideal age is 3 1/2 to 4.

Screening includes a vision, hearing, and developmental assessment, as well as an opportunity to discuss any family circumstance that you feel may affect your child’s learning readiness.

Screenings are conducted at Central Clinic (enter from 35th St. & Wooddale Ave., entrance #7 – Central Clinic). Appointments are required.

To register for screening, go online to www.slpcommunityed.com, choose the “Birth to Five” category and then choose Early Childhood Screening. Or you can register by calling 952-928-6774.

Kids Place provides exceptional child care options for working families.  As part of St. Louis Park Schools, we share the district’s commitment to ensure all students are provided high quality learning opportunities within a safe environment.

All children ages 33 months through grade 5 are welcome to attend Kids Place. 

Visit https://slpcommunityed.com/kids-place/ for more information. 

This free service is required by the State of Minnesota. The ideal age is 3 1/2 to 4.

Screening includes a vision, hearing, and developmental assessment, as well as an opportunity to discuss any family circumstance that you feel may affect your child’s learning readiness.

Screenings are conducted at Central Clinic (enter from 35th St. & Wooddale Ave., entrance #7 – Central Clinic). Appointments are required.

To register for screening, go online to www.slpcommunityed.com, choose the “Birth to Five” category and then choose Early Childhood Screening. Or you can register by calling 952-928-6774.

Aquila, Peter Hobart and Susan Lindgren are officially authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to provide all students a rigorous and diverse education through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP). 

St. Louis Park joins together with schools from across the world in the IB-PYP to create educational opportunities that prepare students to be independent learners, understand different cultures, embrace challenges of the 21st century, and thrive in a global society.

Visit https://www.slpschools.org/Page/2340 for more information about the IB-PYP. 

Minnesota Statute 121A.15 requires that all children must be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B series and varicella (or a record of chicken pox), unless a family files a legal medical or conscientious exemption.

A copy of the student’s current immunization record must be on file at their school. Check now with your family doctor or clinic to see if your child(ren) has all the immunizations required for their age. If the student receives an immunization during the summer months, you can send the District a copy of the immunization record by mail or fax, or drop it off at the school. If you have questions or do not have insurance, contact the nurse at your child’s school for assistance. 

Visit www.bit.ly/SLPimmunizations for more information. 

The mission of Health Services is to create and sustain a school health system that promotes and supports student achievement, health and wellbeing.

Licensed School Nurses (LSNs) serve students across the District by providing nursing treatments; medication delegation, administration & supervision; and assesses health status and plans for students. They also provide health education, consultation, and referrals to community resources.

Health Aides are assigned to each school to provide immediate care for ill and injured students, administer medication (under the direction of the LSN), assist with vision screening, process immunization records, and maintain health records.

Visit www.slpschools.org/health for more information. 

Because of staffing and enrollment changes made throughout the summer, class lists are not finalized until August. Specific teacher assignments will be shared with families at that time. 

Kindergarten students are eligible to ride the bus if they live 0.6 mile or more from their school. Bus routes will be sent to families in August. Bus safety and behavior rules along with other transportation related information can be found online at www.slpschools.org/transportation