Life-long Learning Directory

MUSIC

CitySongs

386 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave, U of M, St. Paul

612-624-8725

ssw.che.umn.edu/centers.html#CitySongs

CitySongs is a free music program offered to all youth in grades 3-8 offering music instruction and practise, special appearances and educational sessions by local performers, instruction in singing, harmony, movement, choreography and song writing, public performances, private briefings and tours, mentorships, leadership opportunities, academic coaching, and recording video projects. CitySongs helps develop competence, confidence, and individual potential through diverse group music participation.

Family Music Center (Music Together ®)*

Golden Valley, Wayzata, Lake Harriet area

612-521-7172

www.insightformation.com/FMC

Music and movement for children ages 0-4 years, with a parent/caregiver. Research-based, age appropriate music experience that is fun for the family. International program, finally in Minnesota! Free classes offered in August in locations above. First class Sept. 20. To register, or for more information, call Angela Barberg, Director or check the website.

Gymboree Play and Music

5011 Ewing Ave, 50th & France, Edina

612-922-1555

www.gymboree.com

Don't miss a beat! Gymboree Music offers two class levels that are more fun than you can imagine. Our half notes program for toddlers explores the foundation of musical development. Whole notes, for preschoolers, engage in imaginative movement stories set to music. Play instruments, sing and dance at Gymboree.

MacPhail Center for the Arts

1128 LaSalle Ave, Mpls

612-321-0100

www.macphail.org

MacPhail Center for the Arts is the best comprehensive community resource for education and performance opportunities in the musical arts for people of all ages, abilities and economic circumstances. We fulfill our mission through a variety of music lessons, performance experiences, master classes and many other opportunities for the entire family.

MN Valley School of Music

6601 Bloomington Ave Richfield MN 55423

612-798-4000

Professional teachers offering music education in various specialties: Kindermusik, piano, violin, viola, chello,guitar, mandolin,flute,and voice. We have our own building designed especially for private lessons, group classes and recitals. The school is convenienty located with easy access from Cedar Ave and the crosstown (62) Freeway.

StageCoach Theatre Arts Schools

Edina, Minnetonka, St. Paul

www.stage-school.com

For three hours each week your child or teenager can be part of a fun-packed, educational leisure activity based on the performing arts. StageCoach teaches the skills they need to act, dance and sing. These skills don't disappear when they come off the stage. StageCoach training is a training for life.

 

University of St. Thomas
Conservatory of Music

St. Paul (NE corner of Summit & Cleveland)

651-962-5860

www.stthomas.edu/conservatory

The Conservatory of Music has offered group and individualized private instruction taught by established and recognized artist-teachers since 1985. The Conservatory of Music strives to provide the highest quality of comprehensive musical education to the community by expecting excellence, while fostering creativity and imagination, within a challenging and respectful learning environment.

DANCE

BALLAREteatro Dance Theatre

4259 Minnehaha Ave S, Mpls

612-721-8619

Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Creative Dance, and Modern classes for ages 3 1/2 through adult in a fun, nurturing environment. Open houses 8/21 and 8/28-noon to 3pm, 8/31 and 9/2-5 to 7:30pm. Classes begin September 7. Call for a brochure.

Ballet Arts Minnesota

528 Hennepin Ave #203, Mpls

612-340-1071

www.mtn.org/~dancebam

Ballet Arts Minnesota is based at the Hennepin Center for the Arts, with satellite classes at Hopkins Fine Arts Center and Edina Community Center. Ballet Arts Minnesota offers a nine-level professional division for students ages 8-18. Open ballet classes are offered for those who study ballet solely for its physical and aesthetic benefits. Ballet Arts Minnesota also strives to cultivate a child's abilities with its Young Children's Division, ages 4-8. The 1999-2000 year begins September 7, 1999, offering classes in ballet, modern, jazz, yoga, and conditioning for all ages and abilities.

Barbi Lee Dance Arts

7035 Cahill Rd, Edina

612-942-0020

http://members.aol.com/barbilee

Quality dance lessons for all ages, from 1 1/2 to adult. Ballet, tap and jazz. A non-competitive dance program where students learn the art of dance in a fun but disciplined atmosphere from dedicated professionals. New classes beginning in September.

City Scape Dance, Inc.

9807 Nicollet Ave S, Bloomington

612-881-6217

City Scape Dance provides lessons in ballet, tap and jazz to students of all abilities, ages three to adult. Beginner to professional. Registration for the 1999-2000 dance year is currently being taken. Please call for a brochure.

Grand Jete

975 Grand Ave, St. Paul

651-227-0331

Dance shoes and bodywear for ballet, tap and jazz. Sizes available for children through adult. Personalized help in fitting shoes. Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-5:30pm, Tues 10am-8pm.

Just for Kix

Blaine, Crystal , Elk River, Hopkins, Hutchinson, Monticello, Victoria, Waconia, White Bear Lake

612-424-9813

www.JUSTFORKIX.com

A program of precision dancing with a team. Along with dance team skills, they learn cooperation, perseverance and teamwork. Classes meet once a week and novice, as well as experienced dancers are welcome. The answer to the "all around" dance experience.

StageCoach Theatre Arts Schools

Edina, Minnetonka, St. Paul

612-929-1991

www.stage-school.com

For three hours each week your child or teenager can be part of a fun-packed, educational leisure activity based on the performing arts. StageCoach teaches the skills they need to act, dance and sing. These skills don't disappear when they come off the stage. StageCoach training is a training for life.

LANGUAGE

Arc-En-Ciel

Eden Prarie

612-944-1930

http://home.cwix.com/~veronique.noel@cwix.com

Arc-En-Ciel is a unique French Immersion Preschool and Kindergarten program. Children absorb a language rather than they learn it. The school offers a warm and friendly environment reinforcing the students' creativity and developing their imagination while facilitating the academic learning process. The program is similar to the curriculum taught in Preschool in France. Teachers are French native speakers. The school will expand the program to 1st grade as early as Fall 2000. Accreditation by the French Ministry of Education is expected sometime in 2001. Registration is already open for Fall 2000 (children up to seven). Call Veronique NoÎl.

ART

Harvest Moon Community Farm

14363 Oren Rd N, Scandia

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

www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/

email: hmcf@mailcity.com

"Arts in Agriculture and the Environment" art camp is offered from June through August. The four-day art camps feature four artists of different disciplines each day. Children create four projects each day and host an art show. Cost is $150 per session and includes all materials, snacks, instruction, and t-shirt.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

24 North Third Street, Mpls

612-338-3634

www.mnbookarts.org

Youth Tours

Introductions to papermaking, letterpress printing or bookbinding, with hands-on activities. Tues. - Weds. 8 AM- 6 PM. Group size limited, adults requires. $2.00 each, minimum $40.00. Custom Youth tours also arranged.

Book Arts on Tour

A traveling exhibit of handmade books featuring examples of traditional and non-traditional bindings. Rental fee $100.00 plus outgoing shipping costs.

Artists in the Schools

Book and literary artists working in the schools to link book arts and academics. 7-day residences $2500-3500, with four scholarships per year. Custom Artists in the Schools also arranged.

For information call Ellen L. Ferrari, Youth Programs Coordinator.

Northern Clay Center

2424 Franklin Ave E, Mpls

612-339-8007

Become an artist! Learn to throw pots on the wheel or make hand-built sculpture. Family, adult, teen, and kids classes are offered. Or, celebrate your special day with a memorable clay event. In just two hours, create a masterpiece out of clay and glaze it. Projects include treasure boxes, mugs, animals, or anything else you can dream up.

SPORTS & FITNESS

My Gym Children's Fitness Center

Eden Prairie

651-690-0101

www.my-gym.com

My Gym Children's Fitness Center offers age-appropriate exercise and play programs for children ages three months through nine years old. Our programs are designed to enhance strength, balance, flexibility, motor skills, and self-esteem in a non-competitive, fun, loving, and social environment. Ask about our extra-special Birthday Parties!

ACADEMIC

American Field Service (AFS)

2356 University Ave W, St. Paul

651-647-6337

www.afs.org/usa

American Field Service (AFS), the oldest student exchange organization, provides a school, home and community exchange in the US and in over 50 foreign countries. Students may participate in summer, year and semester exchanges abroad, including post-secondary and community service experiences. Call 1-800-AFS-INFO.

Annunciation Catholic School

525 W 54th St, Mpls

612-823-4394

www.annunciationmsp.org

75+ years of educational excellence. Annunciation is a K-8 Catholic School that features: superior academics, a respectful Christian environment, gifted/enrichment programs, networked computers in lab and classroom, outstanding athletic program, innovative creative arts and art appreciation program, year-round on-site extended daycare, and Kindergarten Plus+, an optional all day program. Tours by appointment-please call the school office.

The Bureau of Family Opinion

612-591-2702

Looking for a fund-raising idea? Whatever your non-profit group's fund-raising goal, we can help you get closer to it through food-related research. If interested, please call us. Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm.

Club Z! In-home Tutoring Service

612-475-3150

Club Z! In-home Tutoring Service, a national provider of supplementary educational services and products is the only educational company which focuses on in-home tutoring. Club Z! tutors are located all over the Twin Cities offering free assessmants with a matched tutor in the convenience of your own home. Flexible scheduling, curriculums and payment plan. No long term contracts. Very reasonable rates.

Harvest Moon Community Farm

14363 Oren Rd N, Scandia

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

www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/

email: hmcf@mailcity.com

Our field trips educate 7-11 year olds about agriculture, nature, creative expression, and cooking. Four-hour trips include instruction, materials and guest speakers about three topics. One-week experiences include all of the above for 15 topics. Daily field trips cost $30 per child and weekly field trips cost $175 per child.

Minnesota Vision Therapy Center

7250 France Ave. S. #415, Edina,

612-844-0844

Does your child have the visual skills necessary to learn? One out of four children enters school without the visual skills necessary to read. Visual skills are learned, just like walking or talking. Visual problems can be corrected, and improvement in self-esteem, academic, and athletic performance can result. Call for information on a complimentary evaluation.

Science Museum of Minnesota

120 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul

651-221-9444

www.smm.org

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.

Step By Step Montessori Schools

7 locations-Edina, Chaska, Wayzata, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, St. Anthony Village

612-920-5457

Centers offer a strong Montessori curriculum to meet each individual child's needs.

LEARNING CENTERS

Bright Start Children's Centers

St. Paul, Mendota Heights, St. Louis Park, New Hope, Chanhassen

651-646-2825

We offer a year-round program servicing families with children ages six weeks to ten years. A wide variety of age-apprpriate activities are used to accommodate the child's capabilities and interests. We create an environment where children can learn by doing, develop relationships and where developmental growth is fostered.

Club Z! In-home Tutoring Service

612-475-3150

Club Z! In-home Tutoring Service, a national provider of supplementary educational services and products is the only educational company which focuses on in-home tutoring. Club Z! tutors are located all over the Twin Cities offering free assessmants with a matched tutor in the convenience of your own home. Flexible scheduling, curriculums and payment plan. No long term contracts. Very reasonable rates.

Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Lanesboro, MN

507-467-2437

www.eagle-bluff.org

Eagle Bluff offers family get-away weekends seven times a year. Activities are designed to involve parents and their children in hands-on, outdoor learning experiences. These include canoeing, snow shoeing, cross-country skiing, Tree Tops high ropes course, climbing wall, and many more. Meals, lodging and evening entertainment are included in one family package price. Discounts available for educators.

LDA Learning Center

4301 Hwy 7 #160, Mpls

612-922-8374

LDA has been helping people of all ages with learning disabilities and related learning difficulties, including AD/HD, for more than 30 years. Services include LD assessment, 1 to 1 and small group tutoring, parent workshops and consultations.

Minneapolis Planetarium

300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls

612-630-6150

http://ast1.spa.umn.edu/Outreach/planetarium.html

Fantastic stargazing that's out of this world! Star shows for kids of all ages. Tour the solar system! Explore the galaxy. The universe is for everyone.

THEATER

Children's School of Expression

18125 19th Ave N, Plymouth

612-404-1484

Theatre and speech for ages 5-15. Students learn drama, public speaking, poise and etiquette. Our unique curriculum called "Express Yourself!" builds confidence and self-esteem. Locations in Plymouth, St. Louis Park, Minnetonka and Wayzata. Award-winning school, established in 1978. Director/Teacher: Kathryn Hume.

StageCoach Theatre Arts Schools

Edina, Minnetonka, St. Paul

612-929-1991

www.stage-school.com

For three hours each week your child or teenager can be part of a fun-packed, educational leisure activity based on the performing arts. StageCoach teaches the skills they need to act, dance and sing. These skills don't disappear when they come off the stage. StageCoach training is a training for life.

HORSEBACK RIDING

CLUBS

Harvest Moon

Community Farm

14363 Oren Rd N, Scandia

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

www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/

email: hmcf@mailcity.com

The Beekeeping Program welcomes children, teens and adults year-round. It's great for 4-H, Girl Scout and Boy Scout groups. Each month, learn about the set-up and maintenance of hives and harvesting of honey. Speakers conduct presentations and hands-on lessons about ways to use honey and beeswax in cooking and crafts.

LESSONS/CLASSES

Gymboree Play and Music

5011 Ewing Ave, 50th & France, Edina

612-922-1555

www.gymboree.com

At Gymboree Play and Music we've been playing - and learning! - with newborns, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents for more than 20 years. We transform colorful playscapes, creative activities, high energy teachers, and the enthusiasm of parents into a fun-filled program that supports your child's healthy development.

Harvest Moon

Community Farm

14363 Oren Rd N, Scandia

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

www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/

email: hmcf@mailcity.com

Harvest Moon offers year-round classes for children, teens and adults. Topics include: organic gardening and agriculture, cooking (using organic produce, canning, cheesemaking, herbs), beekeeping, the arts (papermaking, bookbinding, basketmaking, drawing, painting), "old-fashioned" skills (candlemaking, soapmaking, quilting), voluntary simplicity, and deep ecology. Please call for a class list and registration information.

Harvest Moon

Community Farm

14363 Oren Rd N, Scandia

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

www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/

email: hmcf@mailcity.com

Does your 7-11 year old want to learn about farm animals, nature, the arts, gardening, cooking, and "old-fashioned" skills like candlemaking, cheesemaking and soapmaking? Our Farm School, which runs from June through August, 9-3, is a fun four-day camp. Cost is $185 (includes projects, snacks, t-shirt, and 300-page activity book).

Science Museum of Minnesota

120 Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul

651-221-9444

www.smm.org

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.

Wild Thoughts

Minneapolis

612-927-8018

Creative writing, mentoring and instruction for kids,teens and adults in a supportive and creative environment. Private lessons, group classes, or specially designed corporate programs available. If you love to write then let yoursef, and your thoughts go wild.

NURSERY SCHOOLS

Grace Neighborhood Nursery School

1430 W 28th St, Mpls

612-872-8131

Over 30 years a neighborhood tradition. Ages: 2 years 9 months-start of Kindergarten. Non-sectarian, multi-cultural curriculum. Morning and afternoon classes available. "We teach the way children learn."

PRESCHOOLS/MONTESSORIS

Arc-En-Ciel

Eden Prarie

612-944-1930

http://home.cwix.com/~veronique.noel@cwix.com

Arc-En-Ciel is a unique French Immersion Preschool and Kindergarten program. Children absorb a language rather than they learn it. The school offers a warm and friendly environment reinforcing the students' creativity and developing their imagination while facilitating the academic learning process. The program is similar to the curriculum taught in Preschool in France. Teachers are French native speakers. The school will expand the program to 1st grade as early as Fall 2000. Accreditation by the French Ministry of Education is expected sometime in 2001. Registration is already open for Fall 2000 (children up to seven). Call Veronique NoÎl.

Concordia Early Learning Preschool

1355 Pierce Butler Rte, St. Paul

651-644-5378

www.celp.charter.k12.mn.us

CELP offers part/full time preschool for ages 3-5. Our highly qualified creative staff have developed a program focusing on children and their families. Children take control of their learning by choosing activities and materials to use from a varied and planned thematic environment as they play and learn together.

Early Childhood Family Education & School Readiness

Statewide through public schools

800-KIDS-709

www1.minn.net/~ecfe

Programs for parents and children ages birth to Kindergarten. Classes, field trips and special events offered day and evening. Located throughout Minnesota. All families welcome. No one will be denied participation due to in ability to pay.

Early Years Educational Placement Services

2284 Highland Pkwy #305, St. Paul

651-698-4872

Early Years helps families like yours find an environment that best fosters your child's unique learning style. First, I'll talk with your child to assess his or her needs. Then, I'll visit the preschools, talk to the proper people and collect the necessary information. Finally, I'll sit down with you to discuss the options I've carefully chosen for your children and why. To learn more about Early Years, please call me.

The International School of Minnesota

6385 Beach Rd, Eden Prairie

(SE corner of Hwys 494 & 62)

612-941-3500

www.ism-sabis.net

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.

Step By Step Montessori Schools

7 locations-Edina, Chaska, Wayzata, Plymouth, Maple Grove, Brooklyn Park, St. Anthony Village

612-920-5457

Centers offer a strong Montessori curriculum to meet each individual child's needs.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS-ELEMENTARY

Community of Peace Academy

471 Magnolia Avenue East, St. Paul

651-776-5151

e-mail: bonniej@ties.k12.mn.us

At this K-12 public charter school, the desired outcome is to educate the whole-person-mind, body, and will-- for peace, justice freedom, compassion, wholeness and fullness of life for all. Diversity is valued and a non-violent perspective is intentionally taught. Currently enrolling grades K-9. Come and grow with us!

Minneapolis Public Schools

807 NE Broadway, Mpls

612-668-0230

www.mpls.k12.mn.us

The Minneapolis Public Schools, the largest school district in Minnesota, offers school choice at all grade levels. Families may choose community or magnet schools, with at least ten school options available for kindergarten families. The school district provides students with a truly international education that will better prepare them for life in a global community. More than 8,000 students who are currently learning English also speak another language at home. While many districts are cutting funding for arts programs, 31 Minneapolis Public Schools have received a $3.2 million Annenberg Challenge Grant to integrate the arts throughout the curriculum, a strategy that has been shown to improve academic achievement. Only Minneapolis, New York City and the Getty Education Institute's consortium have received these prestigious Annenberg grants focusing on the arts, Students in Minneapolis benefit from strong corporate partnerships with Green Mills, Inc; Cargill, Incorporated, Dayton Hudson Corporation, The Pillsbury Company, the Walker Art Center and US Bancorp Piper Jaffray. In the 1998-99 school year, 54 Minneapolis students were named National Merit Scholars and 62 students were International Baccalaureate graduates.

PUBLIC SCHOOLS-JUNIOR/HIGH

Community of Peace Academy

471 Magnolia Avenue East, St. Paul

651-776-5151

e-mail: bonniej@ties.k12.mn.us

At this K-12 public charter school, the desired outcome is to educate the whole-person-mind, body, and will-- for peace, justice freedom, compassion, wholeness and fullness of life for all. Diversity is valued and a non-violent perspective is intentionally taught. Currently enrolling grades K-9. Come and grow with us!

PRIVATE SCHOOLS-ELEMENTARY

Annunciation Catholic School

525 W 54th St, Mpls

612-823-4394

www.annunciationmsp.org

75+ years of educational excellence. Annunciation is a K-8 Catholic School that features: superior academics, a respectful Christian environment, gifted/enrichment programs, networked computers in lab and classroom, outstanding athletic program, innovative creative arts and art appreciation program, year-round on-site extended daycare, and Kindergarten Plus+, an optional all day program. Tours by appointment-please call the school office.

Friends School of Minnesota

1365 Englewood Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104

651-917-0636

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)

612-941-3500

www.ism-sabis.net

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.

Minneapolis Jewish Day School

4330 Cedar Lake Road, Mpls

612-374-5650

wmoylan@mjds.pvt.k12.mn.us

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

www.nco.northfield.mn.us./pccs/pccs2.html

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

612-449-0040

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.

PRIVATE SCHOOLS-JUNIOR/HIGH

De La Salle High School

One De La Salle Dr, Mpls

612-379-1105

www.delasalle.com

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

651-917-0636

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)

612-941-3500

www.ism-sabis.net

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)

612-854-0224

www.lutheranhighschool.com

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

651-297-6716

www.misf.org

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 www.misf.org for information on choosing a private K-12 school or call us at 651-297-6716 for a free brochure.

ADULT CONTINUING ED

Harvest Moon

Community Farm

14363 Oren Rd N, Scandia

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

www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/

email: hmcf@mailcity.com

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

www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3226/

email: hmcf@mailcity.com

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

612-927-9546

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

651-221-9444

www.smm.org

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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