Why Academy of Whole Learning

An accredited and nationally acclaimed School of Excellence, Academy of Whole Learning is the only private school in the state that is specifically designed for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or related learning differences.  Offering a complete school program, we help our students succeed in a positive and unique educational environment that understands and supports their neurological, physical, social and emotional needs. Our expertly-trained staff provides a multi-sensory, hands-on learning experience that gives students the opportunity to truly enjoy learning. Each of our students receive an individually planned education, customized to each student’s current developmental level and individual learning needs.  Our curriculum is based on Common Core State Standards, but is taught at their instructional level.  Using small class sizes (8-10 students) and a blended teaching model, we also teach essential life skills, and social awareness and interaction. Most importantly, students at Academy of Whole Learning enjoy meaningful membership in our school community.  Our students experience a safe, supportive learning environment where they feel physically and emotionally secure.   Together, our students are engaged and motivated to learn and grow.  Our integrated program is a journey that enables our students – who may have struggled in traditional environments – to become confident, independent, self-advocates who are prepared for their next steps in life.

Words From Wyayn

  • DysgraphiaOctober 18, 2017 - 7:39 am

    By: Wyayn Rasmussen October is National Learning Disabilities Awareness Month  The most common learning disabilities are dyslexia (reading), dyscalculia (math) and dysgraphia (writing). Read below for more information on dyscalculia.  Dyscalculia is a learning issue that affects kids’ ability to do math. It doesn’t just impact them at school. Dyscalculia can create difficulties in daily […]


Through a generous grant, we were able to purchase this Interactive Robotic Arm Activity Board. At AOWL, STEM-related curriculum resonates with our students and we continue to provide the hands-on learning to increase knowledge. #autsim #learningdifferences #STEM #STEMeducation

Looking for fun things to do this summer!? The Como Park Zoo & Conservatory has Autism Early Entry on July 8th, participate in activities designed for children with Autism and their families. For more information, follow this link: https://t.co/Nxnu6DkP4S

Check out this video regarding how Academy of Whole Learning is using STEM curriculum to increase hands-on learning and deliver knowledge and confidence to our exceptional students.#stem #autism
@AutismAwareness @Autismspeaks
@frasermn @AutismSociety @StDavidsCenter @TeachingSTEM

Autism diagnoses seem to be on the rise, with the CDC now estimating that 1 in 42 Minnesota kids is on the autism spectrum.
At Academy of Whole Learning, we are working to make sure those kids are set up for success in college. Watch our @kare11 news story to find out how!

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