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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"
Students work in both small and large groups, as shown in the table below.
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
Minneapolis Institute of Art
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