Founded on leadership, service, and peace formation, Great River fosters independence, critical thinking, respect, responsibility to self, to others, and to the earth.
Show your GRS school spirit by wearing a t-shirt, sweatshirt, winter hat and more. This year’s designs include a 10th Anniversary t-shirt designed by A1 student Signe Peterson. Spirit wear is available in both adult and children’s sizes for most items.
Coming on Tuesday, December 10 – the Annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair at the Har Mar Mall. Save the date and a list of books you plan to buy for the holidays….and shop on Tuesday from 9 a to 10 pm. Please print the Flyer with Vouchers to present at the register so GRS gets a percentage of your receipt! The bookfair will run all day at the store and all week online. During the evening from 6 to 8 pm, GRS student performances will be heard throughout the store. If you have a talent to share, we would be happy to add parents / guardians to the list of performers. Sing, dance, recite poetry or tell stories – we love it all. Please contact Lydia McAnerney at 651-305-2780, ext 102 if you would like to perform or want more information.
One of the best ways to learn about Great River School is to attend an Open House. All prospective students and their families are invited to attend the events below. Have a tour by a current student and talk to faculty members and current parents/guardians.
Other Open House dates are:
- For Elementary grades 1 – 6 – Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10 to 11:30 am
- For Adolescent 1, grades 7 & 8 – Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 6:30 to 8 pm
- For Adolescent 2, grades 9 & 10 and Adolescent 3, grades 11 & 12 – Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 6:30 to 8 pm (Note: 6:30 – 7 – open discussion with teachers; 7 – 8 pm – presentation about the level and curriculum.
The enrollment period for the 2014-2015 academic year is February 3 to 26, 2014.
GRS is proud to announce our third annual spring musical, Little Shop of Horrors, during the weekend of March 6th-8th. Auditions will be held on Wednesday, December 11th, with callbacks on Friday the 13th. All adolescent students are welcome to audition for the show. Please review the Little Shop Student Rehearsal Schedule carefully and take the time to make a thoughtful decision about the commitment level you (or your student) is able to make. Musicals are a lot of fun, but also a lot of work! Please contact Caroline Miesle or Randi McClure with any questions.
Our 2013-2014 annual fund theme, Now is the Time to Give, was inspired by our beloved sundial that was moved to make way for our next phase of growth. Thank you to A2 English guide Kate Indrelie who created the design. The annual fund supports programming at Great River that won’t happen unless the drive is successful.
Our overnights and field trips demand more resources than we have in our budget from government revenues, so we ask that every family takes some time to consider what amount works for them. Many families pledge $600/child/year. Others send a precious $20. Each gift buoys our spirits and helps generate the funding we need to keep Great River innovative and strong. Thank you in advance for taking the time to make Great River a priority in your annual charitable giving. We are a non-profit, so your gift is fully tax deductible.
Although a check is the most cost effective way to give, we can accommodate credit card donations directly beginning Thursday, November 14 at school. Please see an administrator for details.
Great River School is proud to support former parent and documentary film maker, Jan Selby, as she begins an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for her Project Building the Pink Tower. The focus of the film is what Montessori education can do to change how children everywhere experience school and learning. Be a part of telling the story.
The clock is ticking. They need your help to meet the goal of raising $50,000 between now and December 18. Your support will also help secure an additional $20,000 in challenge grants at the end of our successful campaign. Making Building the Pink Tower come to life will require all of us working together!