Open World Learning Community PTO

Help fund LEARNING BY DOING at OWL: creative, hands-on experiences in the classroom & beyond!

Like those pictured above, TRANSFORMATIVE, HANDS-ON LEARNING EXPERIENCES are not funded at all in today's school budgets and the flat fee asked of families only covers a portion of the total cost. PLEASE HELP US keep the magic of experiential learning alive at OWL!

Funds raised on Give to the Max day support experiential learning both in class and in the larger community for ALL OWL students. These experiences promote team-building and create a community of engaged, active learners.
  • Fall Retreats: 5 days of service, team-building, field work and college exploration set the tone for a year of cooperative, inquiry-based learning
  • Spring Interim: week-long intensive courses give students the opportunity for in-depth focus on a compelling topic or experience of their choice
  • Classroom Expeditions: coursework engages students in multi-disciplinary themes throughout the year, including: Communities, the Mississippi River, Innovation & Invention, Farm to Fork, the Teenage Brain, and more.
ABOUT OPEN WORLD LEARNING COMMUNITY: OWL (formerly Open School) has nurtured self-directed learners for more than 40 years. Since 1971, students in our small-by-design school have been celebrated and respected for their individuality and take an active role in their education. With just over 450 students in grades 6-12, every student is a known and valued part of our family-like community. OWL is a member of the national network of Expeditionary Learning Schools, which promote rigorous and engaging curriculum; active, inquiry-based pedagogy; and a school culture that demands and teaches compassion and good citizenship.
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