Life-long Learning Directory

Minneapolis Jewish Day School

4330 Cedar Lake Road, Mpls


A 1998-99 Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. MJDS provides academically challenging and developmentally appropriate curricula in general and Jewish studies in which students feel positive about themselves and others. MJDS reflects and teaches respect for the diversity of Jewish life, resulting in a true community day school.

Prairie Creek Community School

27695 Denmark Ave, 7 miles N of Northfield, MN on Hwy 3, then Co Rd 86 W one mile

507-645-9640 or 651-688-8667

Prairie Creek Community School is an independent, non-sectarian school. PCCS offers one of the best and most affordable educations available. PCCS fosters learning as an integrated and joyful process of discovery. PCCS offers programs for Pre-K through eighth grade.

Spring Hill School - A Waldorf Initiative

865 N. Ferndale Rd, Wayzata


Contact: Kacey Rasmussen

Set in a beautiful outdoor environment, Spring Hill draws students from the western suburbs and beyond. Waldorf's 80 year history with an integrated curriculum focuses on meeting changing developmental stages of children: physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually. Drama, music, art, handwork and foreign languages are richly woven with academics.


De La Salle High School

One De La Salle Dr, Mpls


Located on Minneapolis' historic Nicollet Island since 1900, "De" is a Catholic, co-educational college preparatory high school. Currently serving students from over 65 Twin Cities grade schools, the enrollment at De has grown to a 27 year high of 530 students. Over 40 percent matriculated to college during the 90s. The most diverse student body of any Minnesota private high school is called to common focus on Faith, prayer, service, academic excellence, and extra-curricular participation. Please call for open house information.

Friends School of Minnesota

1365 Englewood Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104


ISACS-accredited Quaker school K-8th. Friends School features small class sizes, an emphasis on cooperative learning and a multicultural curriculum. Math and Science programs are hands-on and project based. Our conflict resolution program, along with a commitment to building a nurturing community provide an environment for students to thrive academically, socially and emotionally.

The International School of Minnesota

6385 Beach Rd, Eden Prairie

(SE corner of Hwys 494 & 62)


The International School of Minnesota is a private, fully accredited, non-sectarian college preparatory school established in the US in 1985. As a member of the SABIS(r) school network of schools (founded in 1886) ISM is part of a world-wide system committed to academic excellence at every grade level. A strong core curriculum from elementary through high school provides all our students with a world class education. Scholarships are available for grades 6-12. Admissions representatives can be reached at above number.

Lutheran High School of Greater Minneapolis

8201 Park Ave S, Bloomington (just south of I-494 & Portland Ave)


Lutheran High School's Christ-cenetered, quality education includes a challenging academic program, full range of extra-curricular activities, low student-teacher ratio (12:1 in 1998-99), bussing program, financial aid program, and commitment to educating the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Join us for open houses on October 17 and January 23.

Minnesota Independent School Forum

St. Paul


The Minnesota Independent School Forum (MISF) is a non-profit organization that works with private schools across the state. MISF promotes fundraising, diversity, research and values-based education. Visit our web site at for information on choosing a private K-12 school or call us at 651-297-6716 for a free brochure.


Harvest Moon

Community Farm

14363 Oren Rd N, Scandia

651-433-4358 or fax 651-433-4652


Harvest Moon's voluntary simplicity group meets for seven evening sessions. Participants learn the meaning of simplicity, living more with less, restucturing one's time, and how lifestyle choices affect the condition of the Earth. Please call for registration information. (Also see Lessons/Classes for Harvest Moon's classes in agriculture, cooking and art.)

Harvest Moon

Community Farm

14363 Oren Rd N, Scandia

651-433-4358 or fax 651-433-4652


Harvest Moon's deep ecology group meets for eight evening sessions. Participants discover how personal values affect our treatment of the Earth, Native American wisdom, simplicity, ecopsychology, and how the arts can express appreciation for the Earth. Please call for registration information. (See Lessons/Classes for our classes in agriculture, cooking and art.)

Minnesota Council for the Gifted and Talented

5701 Normandale Rd, Mpls


A state-wide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting better understanding of, and educational services for, gifted and talented children by providing information, literature, referral services, bi-monthly newsletter, topical seminars, annual state conference with special children's program, local chapters, and advocacy at all levels. Members: parents, educators and other professionals.

Science Museum of Minnesota

120 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul


The Science Museum offers learners of all ages the opportunity to discover their changing world through science. Options for children, teens and adults include classes, day camps, lectures, demonstrations, overnight camp-ins, trips, and birthday parties.

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