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Great River School
Street Address 1326 Energy Park Drive
St. Paul, MN 55108
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Phone 651-305-2780
Grades Served 1-12
Enrollment # 794
District # 4105
Congressional District 4
Legislative District 66A
Authorizer Novation Education Opportunities (NEO)

Board of Directors

12 Board Members- Teacher Majority -  3 Community Members, 2 Parent and 7 Teachers - Board Elections held in April

Programmatic Focus

Montessori: 1-12; International Baccalaureate: 11-12. We are primarily a Montessori school, so everyone benefits from this philosophical focus. An additional focus for grades 11 & 12 is the IB.


Great River School, an urban Montessori learning environment, prepares students for their unique roles as responsible and engaged citizens of the world. Founded on leadership, service, and peace formation and shaped by the study of humanity and the environment, Great River School aims to meet the developmental needs and characteristics of adolescents. Great River School fosters independence, critical thinking, respect, and responsibility to self, to others, and to the earth.


Opened Fall, 2004

Awards & Recognition

MDE School Finance Award - 2007-2009, 2012, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021
2010: Bronze medal, Top U.S. High Schools - U.S. News & World Report
2010: Minnesota State Poetry Recitation Title won by Charles Whitson Collyard - Minnesota State Arts Board


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David Núñez, Director


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