Since 1971, Open World Learning Community has nurtured self-directed learners in our small-by-design school. With just 300 students in Grades 6 through 12, every student is a known and valued part of our family-like community. More ...

Student-centered learning, small by design

MN Teacher of the Year

Our own science teacher, Megan Hall, is the 2013 Minnesota Teacher of the Year!  Megan came to Open School as a student teacher in 2002 and returned as a full-time science teacher in 2006. 




Expeditionary Learning

OWL is a member of the national network of Expeditionary Learning (EL) Schools, which promote rigorous and engaging curriculum; active, inquiry-based pedagogy; and a school culture that demands and teaches compassion and good citizenship.

Silver Medal for OWL

OWL earned a silver medal in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best High Schools, and is the only school in St. Paul Public Schools to receive a medal in the ranking.

CREW

Crew is a key component of the OWL school community. Every student is a member of a Crew – a type of advisory group that meets daily in groups of 12-15 students. During Crew time, we work to build an inclusive and cohesive group and set a positive and fun tone for student achievement through community-building activities.

Get Involved

Parent involvement has a big impact on student success - that's why parents have always been an integral part of our community. Parents are encouraged to volunteer in our classrooms, at events, help with fieldwork or student activities, or on the committees that shape our school.

School Profile

Our Principal

Dr. Valerie Littles-Butler has a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida A & M University, and a Master of Arts Administration Education degree and Ed.D. in Education Leadership, both from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She can be reached at valerie.littles-butler@spps.org.

Contact Us

Open World Learning Community
65 Kellogg Blvd. East
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (651) 293-8670

School Hours: 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Office Hours: 6:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m


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