Student Placement Center
Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:8am - 4:30pm
Wednesdays 12:00pm - 4:30pm

Open World Learning

Address: 640 Humboldt Ave.
Saint Paul, 55107
Grades: 6-12
Principal: Dave Gundale
Enrollment: 439
Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 293-8670
Fax: (651) 293-5308
Email: dave.gundale@spps.org
Website: spps.org/open
Open World Learning Community (OWL) is a small-by-design school that’s part of the national network of EL (Expeditionary Learning) Education Schools. Our curriculum is designed around Learning Expeditions – projects that allow students to investigate issues in our school, the community and the world. The study of big ideas enables us to weave together work in multiple subject areas. Students are given time to think about important issues, time to experiment, and time to understand what they’ve learned. Our “small school” learning environment and focus on social and emotional learning inspire students to ask questions in a culture that demands and teaches compassion and good citizenship. Our beautiful new home in St. Paul’s West Side was specially designed to support the collaborative learning style of Expeditionary Learning.
 
District Magnet School for Areas A, B, C, D, E, F1, F2

Quick Facts

Enrollment
439
Students who identify themselves as:
  American Indian
2%
  Asian American
15%
  African American
13%
  Hispanic American
16%
  Caucasian American
54%
Students in English Language Learning
11%
Students in Special Education
18%
Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch
42%
640 Humboldt Ave.
Saint Paul, 55107