Ronald McDonald House School Keeps Families Together During Crisis
Ten students from around the state will start school Wednesday at the Minneapolis Ronald McDonald House.
It’s the last one-room schoolhouse in the state with students K-12 and is meant to keep kids in school, whether they are a child who’s fighting an illness or the siblings of a child going through treatment. They can attend this school so families can stay together.
The Ronald McDonald House is a Minneapolis Public Alternative School that started 15 years ago when the program found siblings were being separated so one child could go to school and the other could get treatment at a nearby hospital.
The school teaches grades K-12, and each child works on their own independent academic programs so they can easily transition back to school at home.
For many families, it keeps their family unit together while going through a crisis.