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Academic Success celebrated

Great River School recently received a note from the Charter Center Coordinator at the Minnesota Department of Education congratulating us on our tremendous academic success. Her note said “Your school academically ranked among the top third of all public schools (traditional and charter) in Minnesota. We want to recognize you for your school’s phenomenal academic success, you […]

Lightbulb Sale

The robotics team, 2491 No Mythic, is having their holiday LED lightbulb sale. Support the team by buying lightbulbs and save energy for decades to come! There are three kinds of lightbulbs. They are soft white with a 23 year life span. The lightbulbs are at a special holiday price: $10/bulb! There are a limited […]

Give to Great River School

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 […]

Building the Pink Tower

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 […]

Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus for A3 students

All A3 students and faculty attended the Nobel Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.  This is Great River School’s fifth annual A3 trip to the Nobel Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. The theme for the conference this year was The Universe at Its Limits. The Nobel Conference provides an opportunity for GRS students to […]

Registration Information

Most families have completed the online registration process.  If you have not yet done the online forms, please access the system and REGISTER NOW.  Please note the Login Code is the student’s last name and the Access Code is the student login listed in the letter you received in early August.  If you have any questions, please […]

Supply Lists

The following are supply lists for all levels for the 2013-2014 academic year Elementary Supply Lists  Lower Elementary (grades 1- 3) supply list Upper Elementary (grades 4 – 6) – Candy Schnepf’s classroom supply list Upper Elementary (grades 4 – 6) – Karen Anway’s classroom supply list Adolescent 1 Supply List Adolescent 1 (grades 7 & […]

Lunch Program Update

Last Spring we transitioned to a new lunch program with Done Right Foods. They did a wonderful job feeding us for the final months of school. Unfortunately, because our commercial kitchen won’t be ready until next year, we’ve decided to go with a cold lunch program for this year. Any orders placed after August 28th cannot include the […]

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 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, […]