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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.

A New Year of Light

This fall I received a mirrorball as a gift from a wonderful middle school student and her family. At first I had no idea what to do with it. For weeks it simply hung on an empty hook on the coat rack in the corner of my office. It was fun to look at, but […] Read more


A Week of Field Trips – A Virtual Experience

At the end of October, middle school students joined the Mississippi River Youth Explorers Program to pilot their first year of virtual field trips. It is a joint effort between Wilderness Inquiry and the National Park Service, two organizations we have worked with very closely over the years. This year we joined the Park Service virtually at four locations. […] Read more


Our Students as Teachers

Throughout the summer, as we planned and replanned, and then planned again, we grappled with all sorts of questions. We came up with all sorts of answers, but most were only hypothetical. The first four days of school brought the real answers. Below is just a small sample of what I have witnessed in the […] Read more


Health Screening Form – Complete By 7:45am Each School Day

¬†FSMN Daily Health Screening Form […] Read more


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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. Community Meeting For Worship

    01/27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  2. Plant Sale meeting

    01/28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  3. EAC meeting

    02/01 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  4. Executive Committee

    02/02 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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