Since 1971, Open World Learning Community has nurtured self-directed learners in our small-by-design school. With just 360 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

Give to the Max 2014

Please support OWL on Thursday, Nov. 13th, Give to the Max Day, a huge one-day push for online fundraising for non profits. Funds raised go to support creative learning opportunities like Fall Retreats and Spring Interim, during which OWL students participate in a week of intensive, experiential courses that provide time for in-depth focus on a compelling topic or experience of their choice. 

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.

We're Home!

Our new school was officially unveiled on September 30th.
Read about our Grand Opening celebration!




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.

MN Teacher of the Year

Our own science teacher, Megan Hall, was 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. 


School Profile

Principal David Gundale

David Gundale is the principal at Open World Learning.

■ Get to Know OWL's New Principal David Gundale

Contact Us

Open World Learning Community
640 Humboldt Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55107
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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