Greetings OWL donors!
Thank you for participating in our largest fundraiser of the year! Through GiveMN and Give to the Max Day we are able to fund weeklong, grade-level fall retreats and student-selected interim courses in the spring as well as teacher and student group grants, student-led Culture Nights and staff appreciation.
In consideration of the pandemic, the school did not ask families to contribute any retreat fees this year (which has recently cost $120-$150), and the PTO donated $20,000 to the school to help cover those costs. Please consider making a generous donation so that we can maintain the retreats and programs in 2022 that enrich the experience for ALL of our students!
OPEN WORLD LEARNING COMMUNITY (formerly Open School) has nurtured self-directed learners for more than 49 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.