Green Isle Community School


Green Isle Community School

  The purpose of the Green Isle Community School and the Clover Kids Child Care (CKCC) program is to provide a nurturing environment that promotes social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language growth. CKCC programs reflect the research-based understanding that play is essential to children’s health and well-being, and foundational to children’s learning. CKCC supports children in creating their own knowledge through hands-on experiences and child-initiated play. Teachers provide encouragement, nurture, protection, security, stimulation, and supervision to children.

  We serve birth-5yrs old in our Clover Kids Child Care program. We serve Kindergarten through 6th grade in multi-age classrooms as we always have in the past.

  CKCC strictly complies with child care regulations regarding child-to-staff ratios.  CKCC will care for a maximum of 8 infants, 14 toddlers, 20 preschoolers, and 30 school-age (during non-school hours/days).  This number is based on the indoor and outdoor square footage of the child care facility as well as the number of child care providers on staff.  Wait-list forms for birth-5yrs old can be found on our website under the Clover Kids header at the top of the page and enrollment forms for our K-6 school can be found on the site as well under resources and links.

  CKCC will be open 6 am-6 pm M-F year-round (excluding major holidays).  The staff is always willing to meet and greet new people, give tours of our school and child care center, and get all the paperwork to enroll. We will also be taking registrations but our infant, and preschool classes are quickly approaching numbers where we will need to start a wait-list so contact the school soon by email:, calling: 507.326.7144 or reach out to us on Facebook and get enrolled!

GICS at a glance:

  • Tuition-free
  • Above and beyond the textbook
  • Integrated Gifted and Talented Program
  • Personalization for every student
  • Small student to teacher ratio (11:1)
  • Family atmosphere
  • Flexible schedule for our Program for 3, 4 and 5yr olds which includes all day, every day or half-day options
  • Ask us about transportation in your area!

Green Isle Community School is a fabulous school located in Green Isle, MN. The staff at GICS is dedicated to getting to know every student and family that attends our school. The staff hold high academic and social standards for all of the students at GICS. Check out our video!

Green Isle Community School fosters a positive and respectful multi-age environment that promotes educational excellence, community service, community interaction, and responsible citizenship.

Green Isle Community School provides a unique educational option for families in Green Isle and the surrounding area. Families have enrolled from Belle Plaine, Arlington, Gaylord, and Hamburg. Not only does it provide a local public school option, Green Isle Community School provides an innovative multiage instructional model with programming that fosters intentional school-community connections, encourages responsible citizenship through service learning, and offers authentic learning opportunities through interdisciplinary learning projects.

Green Isle Community School is modeled after Nerstrand Elementary School, one of the most successful, well-respected schools in the state of Minnesota. A Federal Charter School Dissemination award granted to Nerstrand Elementary School provides Green Isle Community School with the opportunity to engage in a dynamic mentoring partnership with highly successful school practitioners. These factors contribute significantly toward the development of a school that effectively meets the needs of families in and around the community of Green Isle.

Green Isle Community School
PO Box 277
190 McGrann Street
Green Isle, MN 55338

(507) 326-7144 (phone)
(507) 326-5434 (fax)