9400 Cedar Lake Road
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Phone: (952) 767-7559
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” -
Who We Are
Welcome to The Whole Learning School, a Twin Cities independent school for children with special educational needs. We provide an educational model where students receive an individually planned education in a small group setting that also teaches essential life skills, social awareness and interaction. Our curriculum is based on Common Core State Standards, as adopted by the Minnesota Department of Education.
The Whole Learning School is designed to help our students succeed in a learning environment that understands and supports their needs. Our expertly-trained staff provide a multi-sensory, hands-on learning experience that gives students the opportunity to truly learn. In addition, we provide small class sizes (2-9 students) and learning plans customized to each child’s current developmental level and learning needs for mastering critical knowledge and skills.
Most importantly, students at The Whole Learning School enjoy meaningful membership in our school community. They experience a safe, supportive learning environment where they feel physically and emotionally secure. Together, they are engaged and motivated to learn and grow. Our integrated program is a journey that enables students - who may have struggled in traditional environments - to become confident, independent self-advocates prepared for their next steps in life.
The Whole Learning School enrolls students between the ages of 7 and 18 who have a variety of learning challenges, including, but not limited to, learning disabilities, attention disorders, sensory issues, autism spectrum disorders, processing speed deficits, or neurological or developmental disabilities. Our students may also experience challenges in relationship and social skill development. They may be working significantly behind their academic grade level in some subjects, but ahead of them in others.
The Whole Learning School does not limit enrollment to children based on diagnosis or disorder, but rather, offers our specialized school environment for challenged learners who share some or all of the above characteristics.
The Whole Learning School does not admit students whose primary diagnosis is behavior disorder.
We've Moved to Cedar Manor School!
Updates from our blog
January 30, 2013
Eighth grade student Ellen Israel from The Blake School organized a service project for the 7th graders at Blake. They came to The Whole Learning School to help tutor students, like Ellen’s sister Stephanie.
The students at TWLS loved the extra attention, and the Blake students seemed to enjoy engaging our students in learning how to graph - a win/win for sure!
November 1, 2012
Students, staff, teachers and parents experienced an overnight at the beautiful Baker Near Wilderness facility on Tuesday night.
where students built shelters, did a night hike, complete with owl calling, and had a course in archery. Of course, the campfire and s’mores were the most popular activities!