All donations support public 1-12 Montessori education focusing on opportunities for students to learn outside the classroom.

Why Give?

The GRS Annual Fund supports the school’s operating budget with annual unrestricted gifts and a focus on our Key Experiences, experiential education programs for all students.

Your support ensures GRS can provide these learning opportunities to all students, regardless of income. By investing your money in Great River, you will be part of a rare opportunity to change the landscape of public education.

What is it for?
Each year GRS students participate in key experiences. Learning outside the classroom provides ways for students to connect the textbook lessons to real life. They also connect with teachers and fellow students in an informal setting forming rich relationships that deepen during a student’s time at GRS.

During each key experience, students encounter people, places and environments that encourage a more focused academic exploration either during the experience or when they return to the classroom. They provide ways for students to learn and develop independence, interdependence, self-confidence and relationships with others.

  • Lower elementary day-long excursions to farms and other points of interest throughout the year.
  • Upper Elementary:4-day Residential stay at an Environmental Center in northern Minnesota
  • A1 (grades 7/8) 8-day Odyssey either east or west, month-long theater experience in January and 5-day bike trip in spring
  • A2 (grades 9/10) 4-day farm experience at Land School in WI; week long spring intensive
  • 11th grade: 4-day post-graduate planning trip through N. MN and Wisconsin; week-long spring intensive
  • 12th grade: 4-day canoe trip on the Namekagon River

"An education capable of saving humanity is no small undertaking, it involves the spiritual development of man, the enhancement of his value as an individual, and the preparation of young people to understand the times in which they live." Maria Montessori

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