Individualized plans for every student

As a leader in autism spectrum disorder education, we know that each student has their own set of challenges. With the right plan, each student can unlock their potential, empower their education, and soar to new heights.

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A Unique School for Unique Learners

Our school was founded in 2003 by parents seeking a different educational opportunity after their children struggled to succeed in more traditional school settings.

Serving the Greater Twin Cities Area, Academy of Whole Learning is designed specifically to give students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or related learning differences their first chance to succeed.


Individual paths to success.
Academic and social instruction is developed and administered by expertly trained staff, catering to the student’s current developmental level and individual training needs.


Student/teacher ratio.
We provide a level of attention that other schools can't match. Many of our teachers at AOWL are certified in both general education and special education practices, making us one of the most unique schools in Minnesota.


Exceptional Learners.
We've educated over 300 students ranging from 1st grade through 12th, and have helped families transition from academic stagnation and even regression to academic growth and personal empowerment.

An Accredited School of Excellence

Academy of Whole Learning is fully accredited through Minnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association, and has received a prestigious “School of Excellence” award by the National Association of Special Education Teachers.

Core Focus

Unlock. Empower. Soar. Our core focus is to unlock our student's potential, empower their education and enable them to soar to new heights.


Our faculty and staff believe that all students have potential and do well if they CAN.  At AOWL, we identify students’ needs and strengths so they develop self-awareness and self-regulation in order to unlock their true potential.


Through a balanced approach of academics, social and life skills, our instruction fortifies our students with the necessary relationships and executive functioning to excel inside and outside the classroom.  With individualized attention, support and accommodations, students are well prepared and empowered to advance.


Using a gradual release of supports, we embolden our students to take flight until they are fully capable of using the skills developed at AOWL to be successful in academic and professional competencies and can soar on their own.

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