The Red School House
The Red School House was an accredited Indian-controlled community school located in the Frogtown neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota. It provided educational opportunities and supportive services for preschool-12 grade youth and adults living in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Begun in 1972 by parents concerned about low achievement levels and high drop out rates among Native American students, its programs were based on needs identified by Indian parents and community members. The Red School House was founded as an alternative educational system designed to equip Indian children with the tools of survival. The intention was that Indian students should have a school of their own where they could learn both culture-based academics and Indian culture.