Open World Learning Community PTO

A nonprofit organization

$31,350 raised by 90 donors

100% complete

$30,000 Goal

Thank you OWL donors!

Your donations support OWL's weeklong, grade-level fall retreats and student-selected interim courses in the spring that are core experiences for ALL of our students. Click the "Donate" button above or send a check to the school office made out to "OWL PTO" to participate in our fundraising campaign.

This year’s retreats included 6th graders canoeing with Wilderness Inquiry on the Mississippi, 7th grade doing an overnight at Osprey Wilds, 8th grade at Baker Park Reserve, 9th grade at Camp St. Croix, 10th grade going to Duluth and Mankato to visit colleges, 11th grade going to YMCA Camp Foster in Iowa, and 12th grade going to Camp Du Nord in Ely, MN. You can view a sample of this year's fall retreats in our media gallery below!

Funds raised above our goal will support other initiatives that help maintain a close-knit school community, including teacher and student group grants, student-led Culture Nights and staff appreciation efforts. Your donation goes to the OWL PTO (a registered non-profit) and is tax-deductible.

Here is what students have said about last year's fall retreats:

“College tours/fall retreats helped me plan for the college I want to attend in the future and helped me look for what I want in my future career and college” -Ne’zariah Parker

“Fall retreats has helped me gain close relationships and has brought me out of my comfort zone in fun and different ways” -Aj young 

“It was great to have a unique bonding experience away from the stress of school.” -Maria Imholte 


OPEN WORLD LEARNING COMMUNITY (formerly Open School) has nurtured self-directed learners for more than 52 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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640 Humboldt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55107



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