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St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church at 1000 Portland Ave., St. Paul Park, opened St. Andrew's Lutheran School in 1957 but the school will close in June due to low enrollment.

St. Paul Park private school to close

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When St. Andrew's Evangelical Lutheran Church opened a school for grades K-6 in 1957, there were many children in St. Paul Park, Newport and Cottage Grove whose parents wanted them to have religious education included in their daily lessons.


In the late '90s, there were more than 100 students, according to the Rev. Martin Schwartz, church and school pastor.

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Judy Spooner
Judy Spooner is the longest-serving staff writer at the South Washington County Bulletin. Spooner, who covers education and features in addition to writing a weekly column, has been with the newspaper for over 30 years.
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