We encourage you to visit Great River School to see the building, meet the people involved and see for yourself what our 1 – 12th grade Montessori school is all about.
Attending an Open House is a great way to learn more about how our school operates, talk to students and faculty and get your questions answered by administrators.
Scheduling a tour during the school day will give you the opportunity to see the school in action. You will have the opportunity to visit each level, get a quick view of classrooms in action and get a good feel for the school. A tour includes some time for discussion and questions before a walk through of the facilities.
Open House Dates for 2013-2014
Elementary (grades 1 – 6): Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10 to 11:30 am
Adolescent 1 (grades 7 & 8): Thursday, November 2, 2013 from 6:30 to 8 pm AND Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 6:30 to 8 pm
Adolescent 2 (grades 9 & 10) and Adolescent 3 (grades 11 & 12): Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 6:30 to 8 pm
Note: The Open House on January 14, 2014 will include separate presentations for A2 & A3 and is open to both prospective and current students. The A2 presentation will focus on moving to high school at GRS; the A3 presentation will focus on the IB program.
Tours and Observation
A tour includes a walk through the school as well as time to learn about the school, schedules and the Montessori program. We normally schedule tours on Thursdays at 10 am and 1:30 pm to minimize classroom interruptions but can make other arrangements if necessary. The tour takes approximately 20 minutes, but allow an additional 15-20 minutes for discussion before the walk through.
During the school year, it is possible to sit in on a class but please make that known so we can make appropriate arrangements. Observations for the elementary program are scheduled on Thursdays at 9:15 am. Please watch our short introductory video about Great River School. This will give you an insiders view of GRS.
During the summer, you can also schedule a tour of the school during the day but do understand that we are most likely getting the building ready for the school year ahead so the spaces might not look like they are ready for students. Contact Information
Please contact Lydia McAnerney to schedule a visit or to get more information.
Telephone: 651-305-2780, ext 102