Open World Learning Community (OWL) is a small-by-design school that’s part of the national network of EL Education Schools (formerly Expeditionary Learning). Our curriculum is designed around Learning Expeditions – projects that allow students to investigate issues in our school, the community and the world.  More ...

Student-centered learning, small by design

Buy Coffee, support OWL!

Cross some of those holiday gifts off your list with a coffee purchase that supports OWL.  Find out more HERE.

Dining out for OWL

Eat dinner Davanni's  on Mon., Nov. 30, from 4-8 PM, and OWL PTO will earn up to 20 percent of the profilts.  Find out more HERE.



Information for Prospective Families

Want to learn more about OWL? You can attend our school showcase on Thursday, January 14, tour during the school day, and/or have your student shadow an OWL student. More information is HERE.

EL Education

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


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

Principal David Gundale

David Gundale is the principal at Open World Learning.

■ Get to Know OWL's 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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