Metropolitan Open School
3390 LIBRARY LANE | ST. LOUIS PARK, MN 55426 | 952.926.5552

Academics


Teachers, parents, and students at Metro Open School work together to plan an individualized academic approach in order to meet each student's needs based on abilities, interests, and learning styles.

Classes in science and social studies are taught as 1‐2 semester long courses to allow for in‐depth exploration of the topics. This year, in science students are studying water and in social studies they are studying "colonies to country"

 

Class size


Students work in both small and large groups, as shown in the table below.


Individualized Small Group Full Group
Reading
Writing
Math
Social Studies
Science
Computer
French
Music
Art
Phys Ed
Drama

Field Trip


Through a comprehensive, integrated approach to learning, we develop students' innovative critical thinking skills and their sense of social responsibility. We believe in educating the whole child. To accomplish this, we supplement in school work with nearly weekly field trips, including to nature centers, museums, historic sites, zoos, and the MN Landscape Arboretum, as well as attending plays and music and dance performances.


  • Sample Field Trips
  • Bryant Lake Park
  • MN Landscape Arboretum: Hike for the Birds
  • Firefighters Hall & Museum
  • Walker Sculpture Garden
  • Children's Theater, Sleeping Beauty
  • Weisman Art Museum, Russian Art
  • Museum of Russian Sample Field Trips
  • Science Museum of Minnesota:
  • Omnifilm ‐ Mystery of the Nile
  • Edinborough Park‐ swimming
  • Westwood Nature Center, Nocturnal Animal
  • City Children's Nutcracker
  • Minnesota Children's Museum: Jump to Japan exhibit
  • O'Shaughnessy, James Sewell Ballet
  • MN Orchestra Young People's Concert, How the Gimquat Found Her Song
  • Ice Skating
  • Minneapolis Institute of Art
  • Minnesota Zoo
  • Richardson Nature Center, Maple Syruping
  • Stepping Stone Theater‐Adventures of Hanuman, King of the Monkeys
  • MN Cross Country Ski
  • St. Paul Chamber Orchestra & the MN Opera, Mozart Mania
  • Minnesota History Center
  • Stages Theater, Cinder Edna
  • Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
  • Youth Performance Co: Paul Bunyan & Other Minne Tales
  • Westwood Hills Nature Center Who and What lives here
  • Camping Trip