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 campus in Saint 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