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Community School of Excellence

Hmong Language & Culture School, PreK-8

Mon.-Fri. 8am-4pm

270 Larpenteur Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55113

P: (651) 917-0073

F: (651) 487-4274


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Nyob Zoo! Welcome to Community School of Excellence, where we view our students and families as an extension of our own families.

Here at CSE, we provide students with opportunities to learn about themselves and others, including: the rich culture and language of the Hmong people, reading and writing in English, Hmong, and Mandarin Chinese, technology and web-based learning, interactive classes and literacy instruction in all content areas.

We offer an extended day program that includes tutoring, snacks, hands-on cultural learning through recreation, art, dance, computer and music.

To prepare our students’ minds and bodies for learning, all children receive free breakfast, lunch and daily snacks, including Hmong food for lunch at least two days each week.

We offer daily tours of the school and we welcome the opportunity for you to join our CSE family.

Upcoming Dates

Parent Teacher Conferences - Sign Up for Conferences Online

Thursday, November 15: 4:30pm-8:00pm: On Thursday, there WILL BE SCHOOL during normal hours of 8am-4:30pm. Conferences will be held after school.

Friday, November 16: 8:00am-4:30pm: On Friday, there will be NO SCHOOL. Conferences will be held all day.

This year, to accommodate parents, we are making available conferences during the day. For PreK-5th Grade families, you can reserve your preferred conference time online at http://bit.ly/cseres18, additionally, you can call or email your child’s teacher to reserve conference times. Middle School family conferences will continue in the Gymnasium on a walk-in basis. Hmong and Karenni interpreters are available.

Picture Retake Day

Monday, November 12: 9:00am-1:00pm

If you missed the first picture day or would like to retake your picture then come dressed up! If you recieved your previous order, return them on the day of retakes. You can pick up order forms in the main office.

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about our school, take a tour or enroll your child, please contact Community School of Excellence during school hours 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at (651) 917-0073

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