Academy of Whole Learning

  • At Academy of Whole Learning we provide a personalized learning path integrating academic, social and life skills for qualifying students with autism spectrum disorder or related learning differences.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAutism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Sensory Integration Disorder
Year Founded2003
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 16%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
100%
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,550
Tuition NotesIncludes a $300 Technology Fee
% on Financial Aid
25%
Admissions DirectorPaul Gloudemans

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Martial Arts, Track and FieldBasketballField Hockey,
Flag FootballMartial Arts,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Team, Graphic Design Club, LEGO Robotics Club, Mad Scientist Club, Minecraft Club, Special Olympics Flag Football, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts & Crafts Club, Choir Club, Dance Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Karate, Special Olympic Poly Hockey, Special Olympics Basketball, Special Olympics Track & Field

School Notes

  • Academy of Whole Learning in Minnetonka, MN is an accredited and nationally acclaimed School of Excellence for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or related learning differences.  We were established in 2003 and offer STEM based, sensory friendly programming for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade, as well as college preparatory and life skills courses for students in 9-12th grade.  Our students succeed in a strengths-based setting with personalized learning supports, and achieve milestones their families never imagined possible.  We truly offer an inclusive environment where all our students accept one another.  Academy of Whole Learning fosters and nurtures the independence and intellect in every student so they reach their potential for post-secondary education and career options.  For more information, visit our website at www.aowl.org.
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