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  • Address: 1355 W. Pierce Butler Rt., St. Paul, MN  55104
  • Phone: 651-400-1781
  • Fax: 651-400-1782
  • General Email:

Office hours  are 8:30 to 2:30 and by appointment, Mon – Fri.

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Quick Facts

  1. We provide free breakfast and lunch for all of our students.
  2. Transportation services are limited.
  3. We focus on a culture of safety and learning.
  4. We are an an equal opportunity provider.

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Our Founding Story

By Liz Lonetti

The visionaries who founded Career Pathways, formerly known as Metropolitan Education for Future Employment, wanted to serve students who needed a small nurturing school environment that could help them build the skills and knowledge they needed for life beyond 12th grade. Students could then take all they learned and decide what post-secondary route they wanted to take.

The Founders envisioned a flexible learning space that included mixed-age classrooms, blended classes that linked to enriched online curriculum and hands on learning that engaged learners in real life lessons. A diverse and dynamic staff was chosen to help steer the inaugural year. They were a very intrepid team who went above and beyond to make 2015-16 a special opening year.

The Founders recognize that each learner’s path is unique and not always on a straight line to a four-year college. They wanted to be inclusive of all students who see their post-secondary as a series of steps and stacking of certificates and degrees. To help our learners access the most resources, the founders always intended for Career Pathways to be as centrally located as possible within the Twin Cities. Our original site was located in South Minneapolis. Once that building sold, we found a suitable location in the Midway Neighborhood of St. Paul.

We offer students in grades 6 to 12 opportunities to learn about careers while preparing for college in a small international school setting.

Our strengths: Small Class size, Personalized Learning Plans, Newcomer ELL classes, Credit Recovery Support, Career Readiness, PSEO and College Prep.

Career Pathways students are exposed to multiple career opportunities through Minnesota Department of Education approved coursework with an emphasis on real-world application of transferable skills.

Our students are out in the community with Street Law, YouthBuild, Resources Inc., concurrent enrollment at Lake Superior College, and certified nursing assistant training to channel their passions and skill for the common good.