What Makes New Century School Different?

New Century School is a St. Paul Minnesota K-8 Charter School focused on delivering a quality STEM-based education to all students. We understand how important it is to you that your child be given the best possible education. Your child deserves to be immersed in an environment where they can express who they really are, and find out who they can be when they grow up.  We hope you choose New Century School and partner with us as we strive to give every child that walks in our doors exactly what you would want to give them: A better life with richer opportunities than might have been afforded us!

One of our main goals is to develop properly educated and well-rounded individuals by providing rigorous STEM education as well as building their character, and social and leadership skills.

As part of the New Century School community, you and your child can unlock doors to their future.

  • 21st Century Education
  • Computational Thinking
  • Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Small Class Sizes
  • College & Career Preparation
  • Engineering & Robotics
  • Parent Engagement
  • Blended Learning
  • Language Support
  • Extended Day Programs
  • One-to-one Laptop/tablet Program
  • Blended/online Learning
  • Engineering/Makerspace Classes
  • Design and Innovation Lab
  • New and Modern Science Lab
  • University of Minnesota Talented Youth Program (UMTYMP)
  • Partnerships with science and engineering companies and organizations and businesses

Admissions Information

New Century School (NCS) is a St. Paul Minnesota K-8 Charter School open to all students, without regard to ability, race, religion, or any other factors, other than the capacity of the program, class, grade level, or building.

Application Process

Students who wish to attend New Century School for the current school year will be accepted based on available space in the applicable grade. If space is not available, students will be added to the waiting list for the applicable grade.

In following state law, all applications received during open enrollment will be accepted for enrollment unless more applications are received than the available enrollment, as established by the NCS Board, for the applicable grade. In this situation, all applications will be placed in a lottery. Please note that siblings and foster siblings of currently admitted students have first preference; children of NCS staff have second preference for enrollment.