Is GRS a Good Fit?

Students and families looking for a small school where the student is at the center of his or her own education will find Great River School to be a good place to spend their formative educational years.  Students develop ways to express themselves in a supportive setting that values critical thinking and the richness and strength of a diverse community.

Do come take a look at an Open House or on a tour if you want to experience a school where:

  • students learn, not just from teachers, but from friends and experiences.
  • the study of peace and formation of a code of honor and civic competence is an integral part of life.
  • teachers and students respect other students as individuals.
  • independence and inner-discipline are key elements of education.
  • students have the opportunity to learn outside the classroom whether it is in the local library, in downtown St. Paul or in a field where field studies come alive.
  • at the beginning of the year, students leave the campus to explore and experience the world while camping and cooking with classmates and teachers.
  • students are encouraged to make a difference in the world.

Students at Great River School are expected to:

  • act with commitment towards all their classes and activities in which they have chosen to participate.
  • commit an average of 2 hours on school nights to homework.
  • work with faculty to build the school community.
  • interact with others guided by the principle of human-heartedness.

If the above information resonates with you, check out this introductory video and come Experience Great River School!

Click here to read an article about how Montessori education has worked for one child.