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Opening Fall 2019 in the Twin Cities for 9th–11th grades!


We know you're busy, so watch our 25-minute long Information Session when it's convenient for you!
When the video is over we hope you're inspired to enroll and join us for a free Maker Meet-Up event (see below).
This is just another way we're shaking things up, so grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!
{​To access an alternative version of this video, please email [email protected]}

Sign-up to join us for a FREE Maker Meet-Up event:
These events are designed as extensions of our Information Session video (above), so you can drop in ​for some
or all of an event to meet us, ask questions, make something inventive, ​​and meet ​other fans of The Studio School.

​Saturday, March 23, 2019
​Saturday, April 13, 2019
​​​10:00am – 12:00pm
​1:00 – 3:00pm
{​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Specific location information is included inside the Sign-up Genius or by clicking the Library links above.
Signing up is not required, just requested so we can provide enough materials. }



The Studio School is a public charter school providing an exemplary problem- and project-driven educational program for​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​students in grades 9-12. We offer a studio-based visual arts, media arts, design, and engineering focused curriculum combined with rigorous, interdisciplinary liberal arts studies, and local, national, and world-wide experiential service-learning opportunities for all students. We cultivate students’ capacity for creativity, curiosity, empathy, and 21st Century citizenship while supporting the development of their personal, creative voice and leadership abilities.
Our students graduate fully prepared for, and driven to explore postsecondary learning, creative, and service opportunities ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​inspired to become catalysts in actively transforming their communities.

Our Manifesto (2 min)

Unleash Your Potential! (2 min)

Our Accomplishments to Date:
  1. Managing Director
  2. Managing Director
  3. Managing Director
The Studio Model
The Studio Model
Hands-on, problem- and project-based exploration of the contemporary world
is what we’re all about:
  • Every classroom is a maker space where students participate in exciting, teacher-mentored projects that shape and anchor their learning.
  • Students gain fundamental knowledge and skills while investigating and responding to authentic, complex questions, problems, and challenges.
  • We believe the desire to do something real, create something meaningful, and solve real problems is fundamental to human nature, and we want every Studio School student to engage in practices of making  as learning.
A Community of Learners
A Community of Learners
We hold community as a core value:
  • Each classroom is a connected, inclusive, cooperative and supportive learning-centered environment where students
    and educators actively construct knowledge together.
  • Teachers model, encourage,
    and expect active participation
    ​and engagement, and set high expectations for all students while providing appropriate supports
    so all can succeed.
  • We value everyone’s diverse
    point-of-view, contributions
    ​and potential, and we want each Studio School student to feel they truly belong and can thrive in their school community.
21st Century Skills
21st Century Skills
A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for their future:
  • 21st Century Skills are ways of thinking and abilities essential for success in college.
  • Studio School students become civically aware, digitally savvy global citizens by learning to investigate the world, weigh diverse perspectives, communicate their ideas, take action, and apply their learning to different academic and service-learning projects.
  • We want every Studio School student to actively participate in constructing their role in the changing world around them.​ 
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