Adult Tours & Classroom Observations
School day visits are an essential part of choosing a school. Visits include a tour, classroom observations and a chance to talk with school staff. They are the best way to see the school in action as you consider FSM for your child.
Visits are for adults only. Children are welcome to attend the evening open houses and will visit during a school day as a part of the application process.
Tours are by appointment 9:30-11:30 a.m. on many Monday and Thursday mornings October through April. Summer tours are by appointment. Contact Shane for an appointment at 651-621-8937 or by email.
Here is a list of our upcoming tour days.
See our blog post What to Look for When Observing in Schools
Evening Open Houses
Admissions open houses are great opportunities for the whole family to explore whether FSM would be a good academic and social fit for your child.
Open houses include a tour by current students or parents, a presentation about FSM’s curriculum and philosophy, a chance to visit classrooms and chat with teachers, staff and current parents.
Children’s activities are available so you can bring the whole family. No need to RSVP but you can send us your name and address and/or email to receive information about admissions events.
2017-18 open houses:
- Thursday, November 16, 2017
- Thursday, January 25, 2018
Open house schedule:
- 6:30-7:00 p.m. School tours by students and parents
- 7:00-7:40 p.m. Information session in the multi-purpose room (children's activities available)
- 7:40-8:30 p.m. Visit classrooms, more tours, refreshments
Here is the open house PowerPoint presentation (PDF) from a previous information session.
If you apply and a mutual good fit seems likely, your child will come for an applicant visit or "shadow day"during the school day. During the visit, prospective students get to see what FSM is like and interact with staff and peers. We administer academic assessments and get to know your child.
What Do They Do During Their Kindergarten Visit? (blog post)
Kindergarten applicants visit in small groups of other applicants for two hours from 9:00am-11:00am on a Saturday in February or March.
First grade applicants visit for a morning in a classroom of their peers in the spring.
Second-seventh grade applicants visit for a full school day in a classroom of their peers October-April.