General Info & Policies

Cancellation Policy

Classes without a minimum number of registrations may be canceled. If we must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund for that course. Students who cancel their enrollment more than 14 days before the class begins will receive a refund less a $20 cancellation fee to cover administration costs. Students who cancel 14 days or less prior to the class will not receive a refund — we make a commitment to our instructors and pay them for anyone who cancels within that 14 day period.

Certain classes may have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the class description.   Please be sure that you are familiar with your class’s cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.

Materials Fees & Supplies

Many classes will include an additional ‘materials fee’ to cover the materials used by students to complete their projects in class. This fee will be included in the class tuition.

Student Ages

Unless otherwise noted, our classes are designed for and open to adult students (18 years old and older). However, we take our mission of encouraging intergenerational learning seriously, and so also offer classes designed for a combination of age groups. These classes will be identified through an ‘Intergenerational Age’ field on the class description. The instructor will define what the minimum age requirement is, based on the complexity of the class. Tuition rates may vary for adult/youth pairings, please see the class description.

Personal Property

Marine Mills Folk School is not responsible for the security of property belonging to students and instructors.

No pets are allowed within Wilder Forest and the campus of Marine Mills Folk School and River Grove Community School. Please leave all pets at home.


Marine Mills Folk School is an inclusive organization and all students are welcome.


Marine Mills Folk School believes everyone should experience the joy of creating!   If you are unable to take a class due to financial considerations, we have scholarship funds available.   Thanks to a generous grant from the Lee S. and Dorothy N. Whitson Fund, you can get help to cover some tuition costs.  Applying is simple – just email us at  and ask for details.

Marine Mills Folk School is working to build this scholarship program.  If you are interested in supporting our scholarship program, please contact us at

Directions to Marine Mills Folk School

Marine Elementary School               
550 Pine St.
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Accessibility:  Wheelchair accessible

Additional Locations:

Christ Lutheran Church Kitchen               
150 5th St.
Marine on St. Croix, MN  55047

Accessibility:  Wheelchair accessible

Inclement Weather Policy

We will make every attempt to hold scheduled classes.  However, Marine Mills Folk School may postpone a class due to weather conditions.  All those registered for the class will receive a text (to the phone number provided during the registration process) at least 1 hour before the scheduled beginning of class, noting the class has been postponed to another day.  Participants are also welcome to email for more information.   Depending upon the instructor’s schedule, the postponed class will be held at a later date.


We respect your privacy and will not sell or give your mailing address or email address to another party. We use our mailing list to notify you of new classes and current events at Marine Mills Folk School. You may ask to be removed from our mailing list or other communications at any time by contacting us at