Exchanging ideas during history class


Size 550x415 dsc 0392 1

Exchanging ideas during history class

Size 550x415 dsc 0316

Urban garden - perfect for science class

Size 550x415 dsc 0176

Independent work between classes

Size 550x415 dsc 0147


Size 550x415 10686872 10204739550505661 7928133098514971473 n

Visit to the Bell Museum

Size 550x415 img 1169

Learning how to paddle

Size 550x415 thanks

Support Public Montessori education for ages 6 - 18. Give so students can thrive in the classroom and in real world experiences.

Great River School is one of only three public Montessori schools in the nation spanning grades 1-12. Our adolescent program builds on a foundation of elementary curriculum that encourages a love of learning, engagement in the real world, and responsibility for self and others.

Montessori education differs from conventional approaches - Montessori education creates an environment in which students practice individual responsibility, problem solving, and organization and time management skills. Montessori children become adults who are independent, self-directed leaders in society.

Why give:

In a national educational landscape that measures student performance through test scores, we measure success through whole student development. We foster a love of learning that carries throughout the rest of life. Montessori students develop persistence, independence and intrinsic motivation.

We carry on Maria Montessori’s mission to develop children who will become leaders in establishing solutions for a more peaceful world. We support academic performance, interpersonal skill development, travel and expedition, and the ability to engage in real world issues. The Great River Annual Fund supports this unique Montessori environment, and allows us to go deeper in our ambition to prepare learning environments that are the most engaging for our students.

Your support ensures GRS can provide learning opportunities to all students, going beyond the baseline expectations of a typical charter or public school. By investing in Great River, you join a unique opportunity to change the landscape of public education.

What is it for?

Great River students know they are citizens of the world and have materials that help them learn about this at each age level. This isn’t about textbooks; this is about hands-on materials such as field geology tools, ecology study, camping equipment, improved educational spaces indoors and out. They learn in an environment that is prepared for them at their age level. Exploring the community both near and far gives them ways to use the world as their learning environment.

How can you get involved?

We strive for participation by 90% of our families at Great River. We ask each family to consider a donation to the annual fund at a level that shows support and fits the family budget. Our goal is to raise $90,000 in the 2014-15 campaign.

This participation and total fund goal sets the foundation for Great River to plan for the future with an exceptional community of support. Gifts from friends and relatives on behalf of a student honors that student and their experience at Great River

Become a sustainer of GRS by giving monthly!

Or give a set amount, right now!

Please help your dollars go farther by clicking the ANNUAL FUND DONATION button on the GRS website to donate.

Join the Conversation

Youtube Vimeo
 Post to Facebook

Organization Information

1326 Energy Park Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55108

651-305-2780, ext 10



Support Public Montessori education for ages 6 - 18. Give so students can thrive in the classroom and in real world experiences.

EIN: 341975307

Reports: Guidestar


Donation Levels

for this Cause

Anyone can set up a fundraiser for this charity. It's quick. It's easy.
And it's free!

Get Started

1 share = $18+ in donations
(on average)