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Street Address 550 E 5th St
PO Box 310
Grand Marais, MN 55604
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Phone 218-387-9322
Grades Served K-8
Enrollment # 136
District # 4100
Congressional District 8th
Legislative District 3A
Authorizer Osprey Wilds

Board of Directors

8 Board Members- No Majority -  2 Community Members, 4 Parent and 2 Teachers - Board Elections held in November

Programmatic Focus

Responsive classroom, individual learning, environmental focus


The underlying principle of GES’s educational program is fostering rich, authentic understanding by connecting students to their learning. We expect our students will learn not only from books and teachers but from their direct experience of studying the environment and community in which they live. We seek to enhance their inherent curiosity and creativity, develop their abilities to be critical thinkers and effective problem-solvers, and spark their passion for life-long learning.


Opened Fall, 2003

Awards & Recognition

MDE School Finance Award - 2012, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021
MDE Reward School - 2015


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Rachael Lehman, Director


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