Location

Zimtor is located at 2171 Powers Avenue in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Because we want Zimtor to be more like a home than a school, we have chosen a house in a residential neighborhood for our building.

The Zimtor building

Zimtor Elementary School

Map of Zimtor's location

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Homer Lane

Homer Lane about 1900. Homer Lane was an American who founded The Little Commonwealth in England in 1913. The Little Commonwealth was a boarding school for juvenile delinquents and was one of the first progressive schools to use a true student government in which almost all school rules were made by the students themselves. As a result of what is now widely thought of as a false accusation against Lane for sexual misconduct with a student, the school was forced to close only a few years after opening. Nevertheless, The Little Commonwealth was highly regarded among progressive educators at the time, and for progressive schools that use genuine student government, Lane and The Little Commonwealth continue to serve as an important model.