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Open Classroom Class of 1985


OC Alumni group on Facebook

Are you a member of Facebook? Check out the OC Alumni group called “The Open Classroom: The original OC”! Join today and watch it grow. We hope you will rekindle past connections and learn about upcoming events at the OC.

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Open Classroom SLC students having lunch together.
Open Classroom students and instructor seated on the ground learning about wildlife in Utah.
Open Classroom students exploring Antelope Island.
The Open Classroom playground, covered in snow and children,  seen through a chain link fence.
Girl standing on a crescent moon in the night sky, detail from an Open Classroom Salt Lake City mural..
A young student playing guitar on the steps of the Open CLassroom school library.
Students posing in a classroom with their newly made tea bowls.
Fire engine spraying water on students
A woman proudly hold a pumpkin at a farm.
Student band atop a parade float.
Children dressed in green holding a sign that says %22The Open Classroom Students, Parents, and Teachers Reading Together.%22
A stylish St. Patrick's Day parade partcipant.
A group of middle school students posing for a picture in their classroom.


A benchunder a sign declaring this to be Carolyn's Corner located in the hallway of the Open Classroom.

A Letter from Carolyn Turkanis

Have you been out of touch for a while? Find out how the OC has changed and grown over the years, and how things remain the same as we continue to be a community of learners.

Read Carolyn’s letter


Alumni Stories

Two former Open Classroom SLC students smiling at the camera.
Open Classroom Logo with black & white penguin.

Mission: The Open Classroom is a parent-cooperative learning community in which teachers and parents collaborate to educate the whole child and empower lifelong learners.  

Vision: The Open Classroom inspires authentic learning by engaging everyone in dynamic and evolving practices in a welcoming environment.