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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.

Great Gatherings–Sign Up Here

Great Gatherings take place in homes, at a park, at school, on a ski slope, or just about anywhere else you can imagine.  It can be a small or large group setting with our without children. You decide! People sign up to participate in Great Gatherings that interest them and pay a fee to be a […] Read more


Progressive Education Network Conference

When the Progressive Education Network (PEN) chose to host its bi-annual national conference in the Twin Cities, we didn’t just passively attend; we helped design, coordinate and run the conference. As the only K-8 affirmatively progressive school in the Twin Cities, we were excited to work with progressive educators from around the country. Four FSMN […] Read more

Progressive Education

Phenology, Collecting River Data and Making Music

Even though river levels were still at a record high, our 7th and 8th graders stomped through floodplains to get to the river and get to work. At the river students took phenology notes and collected river data, including river speed, temperature and water quality measurements. They then worked with Karen to collect “nature instruments” […] Read more


A Night With Friends

FSMN’s annual silent auction and great gatherings fundraiser is coming up on Thursday, November 7 at Surly Brewing Company.  RSVP by Monday, October 28 for the event and child care. Event Night Schedule 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, Great Gatherings signup and heavy appetizers 7:30 p.m. Silent Auction closes, program begins 8:15 p.m. Auction item pick-up Mobile bidding […] 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. EJ&I Committee

    11/12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  2. Finance Committee

    11/12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Finance Committee

    11/12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Parent Chat

    11/13 @ 8:30 am - 8:45 am


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