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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.

Simplicity, Something to Hold Onto

While complexities of life in a pandemic have brought fear, loss, grief, and pain, I have heard from so many that their lives have slowed down in a way that allows them to live more intentionally, more intimately, and more simply. I have also heard from many whose lives have been fraught with competing priorities, […] Read more


2021-2022 Calendar

2021-2022 Calendar Some details about next year’s calendar: The biggest change to our traditional calendar is the delayed start day. Rather than starting on the Tuesday after Labor Day, the first day of school will be on Thursday, September 9th to honor Rosh Hashanah. SPPS is also adjusting their calendar in this fashion.¬†Two adjustments were […] Read more


Today’s Victory, Tomorrow’s Work

FSMN Families and Staff, Guilty on all counts.  This is accountability, but it is not justice. It will not return George Floyd to his family.  While our community can finally let out the breath we have been collectively holding, it is important to remember and state that there is still much work to be done.  […] Read more


Wonder, Connection, Stewardship, and Justice – Environmental Education at FSMN

We know that simply being outside is important. The act of being outside helps ground us, connect us to the natural world, and connect us to each other. Experiencing awe and wonder while we are outside exploring, playing, and learning is fundamental to our experience at FSMN. Quakers and Environmental Education (EE)Quakers believe we have a […] 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. Class of 2020 Menogyn (Potential)

    06/20 - 06/25
  2. Summer Camp Begins

  3. Devp committee meeting

    06/21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. School Offices Closed

    07/05 - 07/09


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