Founded: 2003

Grades: K-12, plus Adult Education for individuals 18-26 years old.

Class Size: low student/teacher ratio and an average class size of 8.

School Start/End Time: Lower School:  8:00am – 3pm.  Middle and Upper School:  8:10am – 3:10pm. There are opportunities for before care as early as 7:00am and after care as late as 5:15pm.

Accreditation: AOWL is accredited through  Minnesota Nonpublic Schools Accrediting Association (MNSAA), Cognia, and National Federation of Nonpublic School State Accrediting Associations (NFNSSAA).

Curriculum: Our academic curriculum is individualized to each student and aligns with Common Core State Standards; the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Minnesota Social Studies standards.  Daily Living Skills standards are based on The Assessment of Functional Living Skills (AFLS). 

Public or Private: AOWL is a private, non-profit school.

Tuition: We are a tuition-based school. Current tuition rates can be found under the Tuition and Assistance tab found here.  For adult education, individuals who qualify for state and county funding may be able to use their funds towards the cost of tuition.  Additional information regarding adult education can be found here.

Tuition Assistance: Families apply for need-based tuition assistance each year through TADS. If a family qualifies, the award is based on the number of families needing assistance and the amount of financial assistance available from fund-raising efforts.

Adult Education Program:  Using research-based assessments as our guide, our tailored and hands-on approach helps pinpoint the areas for growth most necessary to help young adults (18-26) live their most independent, productive, and self-actualized lives.

Therapy Services: Our services include Psychotherapy, Intensive Behavior Intervention, Diagnostic Assessments and Social Skills Groups. We offer our therapy services to all age groups and are not limited to individuals diagnosed with ASD.  We are credentialed with most major insurance plans.

Beyond the Bell: We offer numerous co-curricular clubs and sports. Before and after school care is also offered on all days our school is in session.

Summer Camp: We help your student bridge the summer gap through unique enrichment, advancement and fun activities in academic, social and life skills.

Lunch: In order to meet the various dietary preferences of our students, students bring a bag lunch from home. We do not currently provide a lunch option.