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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.

The Most Awesome Version

We know that some students are at their happiest sitting quietly and reading a book but might need to be challenged to find the joy in moving their bodies. We know some students just can’t stop moving, their challenge might be sitting quietly and listening to a teacher or another student. Neither student is “right” […] Read more

Progressive Education, Quaker Education

Science – A Trip to Fort Snelling

At Fort Snelling they found their power spots and used some time to observe and record. They saw a giant tree and smaller trees that had been chewed on by a beaver. They looked at the flood plain marker post, and Emily took them on a walk to look at sandstone, limestone and other geological […] Read more


Fifth and Sixth Grade Rondo Field Trip

The students visited the Rondo Plaza where they were able to deepen their knowledge of the families and businesses that were affected by the construction of the highway. Students then spent some time on the walking bridge as Mike, their humanities teacher, led them in a discussion asking ‘How are these homes affected by this […] Read more


Paula’s Memorial Service

A memorial gathering for Paula Overby will be held on Nov. 3rd from 3:30-5:30 at Mueller Memorial in St. Paul.  Please see this link from Mueller Memorial for more information and for ways to honor and hold Paula and her family […] Read more


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