Open World Learning

640 Humboldt Ave.
Saint Paul, 55107
Address: 640 Humboldt Ave.
Saint Paul, 55107
Grades: 6-12
Principal: Dave Gundale
Enrollment: 461
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 293-8670
Fax: (651) 293-5308
School Tour Video
  • Open World Learning Community (OWL) is a district magnet school with transportation to all St. Paul students.
  • OWL is a small-by-design school that is part of the national network of Expeditionary Learning (EL) Education Schools, which promote rigorous and engaging curriculum; active, inquiry-based learning; and a school culture that demands and teaches compassion and good citizenship.
  • WIth just 450 students in grades 6-12, every student is a known and valued part of our family-like community.
  • Our Crew program (advisory at OWL) fosters strong relationships and a sense of belonging through a unique curriculum centered on social and emotional growth.
  • Our curriculum is designed around learning expeditions - projects that allow students to investigate issues in our school, the community and the world.
  • OWL students earn at least 300 hours of service in a service-learning program designed around solidarity, not charity.
  • Students develop their critical thinking skills and can earn college credit whil in high school through our Advanced Placement classes and by taking PSEO courses at local colleges.
  • 100% college acceptance rate for graduates.

We offer:

  • World Languages: Spanish
  • Extended Day for Learning (EDL)
  • Advanced Placement


District Magnet School for Areas A, B, C, D, E, F1, F2

Quick Facts

Students who identify themselves as:
  African American
9 %
  American Indian
1 %
9 %
55 %
18 %
  Pacific Islander
0 %
  Two or more
8 %
Students in English Language Learning
5 %
Students in Special Education
16 %
Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch
33 %
Open House(s)

Thursday, January 20   6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This event is a Showcase, not an Open House--it is important to arrive on time and attend the entire time if possible.