Metropolitan Open School

Metro Open School is a small, private non-profit school begun in 1972 by parents who wanted an alternative education for their children where students are encouraged to set individualized goals and develop in a creative and supportive atmosphere.
Metro Open School is located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.
The core principal at Metro Open School is to use the student's individual interests to fuel their education.
The staff discovers what the student is interested in, then uses that information to tailor a program for each student that uses their own interests to propel them to learn.
Metropolitan Open School admits students of any race color, religion, gender orientation and sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities at the School.
The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender orientation and sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin, in its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and other school administered programs.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Students6 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 18%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size6 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,700
Tuition Notessliding scale for those who qualify

School Notes

  • Metro Open School is a small, private non-profit school begun in 1972 by parents who wanted an alternative education for their children where students are encouraged to set individualized goals and develop in a creative and supportive atmosphere. Metro Open School is located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. The core principal at Metro Open School is to use the student's individual interests to fuel their education. The staff discovers what the student is interested in, then uses that information to tailor a program for each student that uses their own interests to propel them to learn. Metropolitan Open School admits students of any race color, religion, gender orientation and sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin, to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities at the School. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender orientation and sexual orientation, and national and ethnic origin, in its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and other school administered programs.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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My daughter attended MOS some years ago for grades 6 - 8. MOS combines a small school environment with an expansive academic program second to none. It was an excellent experience; the "single school room" concept made it a rich inter-generational learning opportunity. Students were not "taught to the test" but rather lessons grew organically from individual students' interests, gifts and strengths. Yet all the traditional subjects were covered, along with extras like art, Spanish, and frequent enriching field trips. Students passed standardized tests without difficulty and went on to diverse area schools where many excelled. Some went on to college, others to successful entreprenurial careers. Most importantly, students' lively curiosity, creative spirits and enthusiasm for learning were never diminished or crushed. MOS is a fine choice if you want a rich individualized education for your students in a small setting with terrific teachers.
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I find MOS to be exemplary in regards to student focused education. The one-on-one attention provides a focused and tailored approach geared for each students strengths and interests. The result is students advance at their own rate but are held to high standards. I endorse the student experience as being positive and innovative.
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This is what I can post. Can you proof it first? ? Art is a core value at Metropolitan Open School, the students have regular classes with professional teaching artists in both dance and the visual arts.? The content of the art classes is organized to enhance the current curricula adding a quality art infused experience for the students. Annual programs feature student work by showcasing performance skills and foster personal positive experiences.
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