Open World Learning Community PTO

Help fund LEARNING BY DOING at OWL: creative, hands-on experiences in the classroom & beyond!

SUPPORT HANDS-ON LEARNING AT OWL: Funds raised on Give to the Max day support experiential learning both in class and in the larger community for ALL OWL students. These experiences promote team-building and create a community of engaged, active learners.

  • Fall Retreats: 4 days of service, team-building, field work and college exploration set the tone for a year of cooperative, inquiry-based learning
  • Spring Interim: week-long intensive courses give students the opportunity for in-depth focus on a compelling topic or experience of their choice
  • Classroom Expeditions: coursework engages students in multi-disciplinary themes throughout the year, including: Communities, the Mississippi River, Innovation & Invention, Farm to Fork, and the Teenage Brain
Transformative, hands-on learning experiences like this are not funded in today's school budgets and the flat fee asked of families only covers a portion of the total cost.  Please help us keep the magic of experiential learning alive at OWL!

ABOUT OPEN WORLD LEARNING COMMUNITY: OWL (formerly Open School) has nurtured self-directed learners for more than 40 years. Since 1971, students in our small-by-design school have been celebrated and respected for their individuality and take an active role in their education. With just over 450 students in grades 6-12, every student is a known and valued part of our family-like community. OWL is a member of the national network of Expeditionary Learning Schools, which promote rigorous and engaging curriculum; active, inquiry-based pedagogy; and a school culture that demands and teaches compassion and good citizenship.
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