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

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.

Fall Family Gathering

SAVE THE DATE:  Join us Thurs., Oct. 9th at 5:30 PM at the Harriet Island Pavilion (indoors) to meet and socialize with OWL families in a relaxed gathering. Dinner will be available for purchase. 

SIGN UP! Use this link to sign up to work a volunteer shift/and or bring a cake for the cake walk:

OWL Relocated

Open World Learning Community relocated to a new building for the 2014-15 school year. OWL will have a Grand Opening Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 30, to unviel the school's new location.

■  You're Invited: OWL's Grand Opening, Open House Sept. 30


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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