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  • Saint Paul Public Schools Community Education reserves the right to cancel classes due to lack of enrollment or emergencies.
  • Make-up lessons or refunds are only available for classes postponed by the program. There are no refunds or make-ups for student absences.


  • To be issued a refund, you must cancel your registration a minimum of three business days prior to the class start date (fifteen business days for day tours). You will receive a refund, minus a $10 service charge.
  • For classes and tours that have a published cancellation deadline, no refunds or credits will be issued after the specified dates.
  • Full refunds or credits are issued if Community Education cancels a class or tour, or the class or tour is already filled.

Closings Due to Weather

In case of bad weather, tune in to local media – broadcast, print, and online for information on school closures, or check the district’s website at for the most current updates. Classes are not held when schools are closed due to the weather.

Assumption of Risk, Safety, and Responsibility for Class Content 

There is an inherent risk of accident, harm, and injury in any class, program, trip, outing, or activity (“Activity”). It is the responsibility of the participant to be aware that there are assumed risks in participation in any Activity. Independent School District No. 625, Saint Paul Public Schools (the “District”) assumes no responsibility for any harm, injury, or damages incurred during activities. Any changes in participants’ current physical activity level should be done under the approval and direction of their physician and/or health care provider(s). By participating in any District Activity, the District may rely on the representation and warranty of the participant that the participant is sufficiently physically fit to participate and does not have any medical condition(s) that would prevent the participant’s safe participation. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in an Activity, please refer to the Special Services section. Additionally, the opinions, presentations, and lectures of the instructor of a class are the instructor’s own and do not represent the opinions or positions of the District. If you believe an instructor has violated District policy, then such violations must be reported as required by the applicable District policy.

Special Services

  • If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in a class or are planning to bring an aide, contact the Community Education Office at 651-767-8179, or, at least 3 business days before the class start date. 
  • Service animals that fit the definition of Title II and Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act are welcome. Leave other animals at home.
  • Interpreters may be available upon request. Requests for interpreters must be made at least 3 business days prior to a class start date and are subject to availability. To request an interpreter please contact the Community Education Office at 651-767-8179 or

Photos and Video

Enrollment in classes or activities constitutes permission for Saint Paul Public Schools ISD625 Community Education Department to take and use photographs, video and other likenesses of you and your enrolled minor child for use in Community Education promotional materials and publications. If you do not wish for the image and likeness of you or your minor child to be used in this manner, contact our department at or call 651-744-3073.

UCare Discount

If using your UCare enrollment to receive a discount on the cost of a Community Education enrichment course, you authorize the District to disclose your private data or other PHI to UCare and for UCare to disclose your PHI or other private data to the District.


•       Can I take classes if I don't live in Saint Paul? 
Yes!  You do not have to live in Saint Paul to take a Saint Paul Community Education class.

•       I just decided I want to take a class but it starts today – can I go to the class and register onsite?

No. We do not allow same-day registration for classes.  All registration must be completed at least one day prior to the start date of a class. Occasionally classes have earlier deadlines, indicated in their descriptions.

•       The class I want to sign up for is full and I’m on the waitlist. Now what?

Being on a waitlist for a class means a spot in the class is not available and registration is not possible.  If a space becomes available you will be contacted by Community Education and offered an opportunity to enroll – if you receive a message about enrolling you must respond to the message and officially enroll prior to the start date.  If you are not contacted prior to the class, that means there are no available spots in the class.

•       I’m not receiving confirmation or reminder emails. What can I do?

Registration Confirmations and Course Reminder emails are sent to the email address associated with the user’s account. If you are not seeing confirmation and reminder emails after registering for classes, check your spam or junk folders, and also verify that is on your safe sender list and not on your blocked list.  You can also view your registration confirmations by logging into your account.

•       How do I change or update my personal information?

Log into your user account.  Click on your profile name in the upper right-hand corner. Choose ‘Your Account/Relationships’.   Scroll to find the person whose information needs to be changed and click on ‘Edit’.   

•       Are gift certificates available for enrichment classes?

Yes, you can give a Community Ed gift certificate in any amount you like. Buy gift certificates online.

Other Questions?  Contact Us:

Saint Paul Community Education
1780 Seventh Street West
Saint Paul, MN 55116

(651) 767-8179

Office Hours are 8am-4pm Monday through Thursday, 8am-3pm on Fridays.