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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.

GRS Lego League Sign Up

Lego League Sign up is open!

The Season of Lego League approaches. This years challenge: FLL World Class, focuses on the intersection of technology and education. Check out their website for more information (http://www.firstlegoleague.org/challenge/2014fllworldclass).
This fall, Great River will be fielding 4 Lego League teams: two mixed age teams, a varsity team, and an all girls team. We’ll be meeting Tuesdays after school till 5:15. Throughout the fall. Space is limited. If you are interested, please fill out an application online.
We are looking for students interested in being on the teams and for parents/guardians interested in coaching these teams!  Each team will have 2 adult coaches as well as 2 high school student mentors from our robotics team, No Mythic.   If you are interested in being an adult coach, please contact Michael Flood @ mflood@GreatRiverSchool.org.

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

COMMUNITY SERVICE WEEK! June 16-20, Aug 18-22

(For Students – welcome also for families and whole community!)
June 16th-20th
August 18th-22nd
9am-12noon  each day @ Great River School!
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!
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