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

NEW OWL T-shirts!

Order your OWL T-shirts and sweatshirts by November 24th. See the new designs (and some old favorites) HERE.

Save the Date!

Eat dinner Davanni's at Grand Ave./Cleveland on Dec. 1st and OWL will earn 20 percent of the profilts.  Find out more HERE.

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.

Information for Prospective Families

Want to learn more about OWL?  You can attend one of our showcases, tour during the school day, and/or have your student shadow an OWL student. More information is HERE.

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.

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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