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Friends School of Minnesota is a K-8 progressive education school grounded in Quaker values. FSMN was founded in 1988 and is located in the Midway neighborhood of Saint Paul, convenient to South Minneapolis. We are a diverse community with students from a broad range of religious and non-religious backgrounds, including ten percent from Quaker families.

What Does It Mean to be a Quaker, Progressive School?

Our program fosters a deep and strong sense of self. We encourage and challenge students to find and use their voices. At our school, a student’s questions and interests, as well as their needs, are essential elements of curriculum. We see learning as life itself; not preparation for life. So much of our students’ lives […] Read more


Holding Relationship at the Center

We held our lower school and middle school curriculum nights over the past two weeks. I attended both nights. I went to get ideas for future newsletters and social media posts. I took A LOT of notes and wrote down many ideas, but those ideas aren’t what stuck in my mind days later.  At some point, during the […] Read more


Kindergarten – Some Photos

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A Joyful Return

The first day of school is always special for members of a learning community, but this first day felt unusually special. There was a sense of renewal and rebirth more commonly associated with spring than fall. Students greeted each other with extra giggles and smiling eyes, happy to see each other and be together again in community. The […] Read more


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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. COVID Vaccine Clinic

    12/07 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  2. EC Meeting

    12/07 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Student, Faculty, and Staff COVID Testing

    12/09 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Finance Committee

    12/14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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