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Fall Sports

High School Sports The Fall Sports meeting has taken place, and fall sports practices have begun.  For more information, email High School Athletic Director Ilse Larsen at ilarsen@twincitiesacademy.org. On the GRS website, go to Activities, then Athletics and everything you need is there.  Go Team! Middle School sports 6th, 7th and 8th grade students interested […]

Accepting high school applications

Great River School is accepting applications for high school students for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Currently, we have openings in 10th and 11th grades.  Great River School 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, […]

GRS Graduation – June 7

We congratulate the members of the Class of 2013 upon their graduation on Friday, June 7.  The ceremony was held at the Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium at the University of St. Catherine. The auditorium was filled with faculty, family and friends who listened to comments by many of the graduates, a warm and thoughtful address by A3 […]

2013-2014 Calendar

For those who like to plan ahead, the 2013-2014 Calendar was approved by the GRS Board at the March board meeting.

Great River School wins award

The Office of the St. Paul Mayor recently recognized 10 individuals and organizations with the 2013 Sustainable Saint Paul Awards.  Great River School was the recipient of the Environmental Education and Awareness Award – recognizing programs and concepts which develop skills and attitudes necessary to understand the inter-relatedness among humans, culture and environment and foster behavior change. […]

New Elementary Teachers for 13-14

Welcome to our new elementary teachers! We are thrilled to announce the that Jessy Eaton and Karen Anway have accepted positions as the new Lower and Upper Elementary teachers for the new classes being formed for next year. Families in their classes will have an opportunity to meet and greet them on May 18. Look for an invitation in the mail soon. (Click on the title of this article for more details.)

Connecting to the greater community

Great River School’s lower elementary classroom has won a Sodexo Grant of $500 to fund a food drive that will support the food shelf on the East Side of St. Paul called Merrick Community Services. The food shelf currently serves 30 families (cut back from 40 due to budget cuts). Johan Rafael (Rafa),  a 1st […]

FIRST Robotics Team 2491 – No Mythic

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3rd Place Alliance and awarded the North Star Regional’s Gracious Professionalism Award This last weekend, we competed in the North Star Regional, and in a field of 60 teams, we made it to finals as a member of the 6th ranked alliance. After two no-holds-barred matches, we upset the 3rd seeded alliance. In semi-finals, we were defeated […]

Enrollment for 2013-2014

The lottery has been completed for the 2013-2014 academic year. All letters to those students who have been accepted and placed on the waiting list have been mailed. Over 575 applications were received indicating a high level of interest in the Montessori program offered here at Great River School.  If you applied to GRS but […]

GRS Awarded School Finance Award

 The School Finance Award is awarded annually by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), Division of School Finance, to recognize schools for meeting statutory deadlines for submission of audited fiscal financial data and reporting criteria. Out of 561 eligible reporting entities, 422 met the qualifying criteria for the FY 2013 School Finance Award.   Great […]