Great River School, an urban Montessori learning community, prepares students for their unique roles as responsible and engaged citizens in the world.

Founded on leadership, service, and peace formation; Great River fosters independence, critical thinking, respect, responsibility to self, to others, and to the earth.

School Bus Transportation

The bus stops were developed by our busing company based on addresses of families requesting busing on the transportation form during on-line registration.  This list was provided to the busing company on the morning of August 14th.  If you registered your student and requested busing after August 13th, or if you did not request transportation and would like to see if there is room on the bus for your student to use the school bus, email info@greatriverschool.org by August 26th, 2014.

School bus transportation is available for elementary-age children and their older siblings; adolescent students may request a Metro Transit card.

Welcome back to Great River School!

The entire faculty of Great River School is at work and looking forward to GRS students arriving next week!  The first day of school is Tuesday, September 2nd.

Until we see each other at school, please come and see the work of our Robotics team No Mythic in the Education Building at the State Fair!  No Mythic will be doing demonstrations in the Education Building on August 26th at 10 am, noon, and 3 pm.  Click No Mythic to see the schedule for the rest of the month and learn more about Great River School’s Robotics Team.

Another fun thing to do before school:  School Shopping and Trip Planning!

Fall Orientation will take place at 6:30 pm as follows at GRS during this last week of August:

  • Elementary – Monday, August 25
  • High School (Adolescent 2 & 3) – Tuesday, August 26
  • Adolescent 1 (grades 7 & 8) – Thursday, August 28

Academic material lists for 2014-2015:

Fall Key Experiences Packing Lists

Registration for 14-15

Thank you, Great River community, for your excitement and energy as we enter this school year. Registration is happening now! All families, new and returning, should have received an email from Great River with all the information needed to log in and register on our online system.
Please complete on-line registration by Wednesday August 13th, 2014
Our registration system allows us to take in all necessary student information, and should take no more than 20-25 minutes per student. Thanks also for your patience this week as we have worked with our partners, K12 online, to develop a registration experience that and meets all our needs for forms, key experiences, and a year-round portal for Great River activities.
You can use the link above or click here to REGISTER NOW.
If you have difficulty accessing the system, please contact us at info@greatriverschool.org

August Events

Family Teamwork Events

Students who want community engagement hours and families who want to pitch in and support a great start to the year, please join in our family work days!  Please RSVP so we can plan effectively.
Week of August 18th-22nd, from 9 am until noon each day
Up to 15 hours each week, opportunities will focus on the improvement of the campus, and will include storing and repairing gear for key experiences, repairing and upgrading classroom environments, and planting and landscaping projects.
Our major projects this summer include retrofitting the west campus into a finished gym space and blackbox theater, as well as improving the grounds through plantings and focused landscape projects.
Come for one day, or come for the whole week!

Real Time Updates for summer projects

To make sure you get real-time updates on our projects and opportunities to contribute to improving our school – join our text network. You’ll only receive essential info and updates!  text:  @GRSTeamwork  to the number: 235-59

Fall Orientation & Materials Lists

There is lots of summer left, but fall planning is happening at school all summer. We look forward to welcoming new and returning students and families.

Fall Orientation will take place at 6:30 pm as follows at GRS during the last week of August:

  • Elementary – Monday, August 25
  • High School (Adolescent 2 & 3) – Tuesday, August 26
  • Adolescent 1 (grades 7 & 8) – Thursday, August 28

Academic material lists for 2014-2015 for each level are listed below:

Fall Key Experiences Packing Lists

Big Canoe Kids Club

All new for 2014-2015  -  Big Canoe Kids Club

Great River School is excited to offer a fun, safe place to enjoy before and after school Monday through Friday.  The new Big Canoe Kids’ Club Program is taking applications for students ages 6 – 12.  Registration is available during the registration process coming in early August.  Students can enroll for the morning or afternoon or both.  All elementary students are welcome to participate.

For more information, please contact Karen Rajcic  – Program Director

(612) 562-9828 or BigCanoe@greatriverschool.org


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