Friends School of Minnesota is a nonprofit corporation. The board of directors of Friends School of Minnesota is called the School Committee, and is a group of at least 12 but not more than 18 members, at least one-third of whom are Quaker.

The School Committee adopts school policies and is the legal body ultimately responsible for the financial health and operation of the school.

FSMN is a member of the Friends Council on Education (FCE), the national organization of Quaker schools. FCE helps Quaker schools continue to explore and strengthen their Quaker identity through FCE’s Self-Study and Membership Renewal Process, which FSMN conducted in 2018-19.  Members of Twin Cities Friends Meeting, Minneapolis Friends Meeting, Prospect Hill Friends Meeting and Cannon Valley Friends Meeting have served on the School Committee.

School Committee

2020-2021 School Committee Members

  • Evelyn Christian-Ronning
  • Peter Demerath
  • Joanne Esser
  • James Farnsworth
  • Gita Ghei
  • Chuck Gillen O’Neel
  • Andrea Hasan
  • Jeanine Holden
  • Khamara Pettus
  • Andrew Rutledge
  • Dawn Zugay
  • Julie Eddington, Clerk
  • David Bael, Treasurer
  • Sarah Pradt, Recording Clerk
  • Ex Officio Member – Joe Mueller
2020-2021 School Committee Members. Not pictured: Andrea Hasan

Complete School Committee job description (PDF)
2020-2021 School Committee Bios (PDF)

Standing Committees

Standing committees of the School Committee do much behind-the-scenes work at FSMN. Membership on these committees includes School Committee members, parents, staff, other Quakers, and other interested individuals.

Current Standing Committees

Ad-Hoc Committees

Ad hoc committees are formed for a specific task or objective and dissolved after the completion of the task or achievement of the objective. There are no current ad-hoc committees.

Bylaws of Friends School of Minnesota

Current bylaws.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to prepare children to embrace life, learning, and community with hope, skill, understanding and creativity. We are committed to the Quaker values of peace, justice, simplicity and integrity.

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  1. Development Comm Meeting

    09/20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. SC

    09/21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. FSMN Soccer game (Exact Time TBD)

    09/22 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  4. Student, Faculty, and Staff COVID Testing

    09/23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


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