Trips are an important element of progressive education at FSMN. School day field trips and overnights are integrated throughout the curriculum starting in kindergarten.
Classes make frequent day trips to places such as Crosby Farm on the Mississippi River, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Manos Con Centro or Fort Snelling State Park.
Starting in first grade, students go on class overnights. Younger children might spend a night at the YMCA Camp Pepin in Red Wing and middle school students journey for four days to places like Lake Itasca.
Each year, 7th and 8th graders spend a week at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center on the North Shore.
8th graders culminate their time at FSMN with a week trip to the Boundary Water Canoe Area through YMCA Camp Menogyn.
All of these trips support our academic program, help students develop skills, and serve to unite the community in positive ways.