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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.

Micrography Project

Students talked about a variety of identities under the headings of social and personal identity. Social identity can include things like age, race, gender, sexuality and religion. Personal identity includes things like favorite foods or places, skills, personality and family. Students recognized that all of these identities are important and that one, or a few […] Read more

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Someone Over the Rainbow Art Project

The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) put together a project for the first ever Friends Gathering for Racial Justice and Community. The GSA students created abstract paintings that corresponded to various colors of the pride flag. The abstract paintings were of LGBTQ+ folks, who are activists and people of color. Under each of the paintings, […] Read more

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Our Middle Schoolers Return to the Plant Sale!!

For three days every May our middle school students work at the sale. This year, Wednesday, May 4th – Friday, May 6th, our middle school students will come to school and then almost immediately get bussed over to the fairgrounds to pitch in with setting up and running the sale.   Progressive Education and Working at […] Read more

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5th and 6th Graders Raise Over $500 for Racial Justice Organizations

The bake sale at the Friends Gathering for Racial Justice and Community raised 560 dollars for three great organizations committed to racial and social justice work. The first organization is Appetite for Change. They use food to build health, wealth, and change in the state of Minnesota. The second is Headwaters Foundation for Justice. They are a […] Read more

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Amazing Community Partnerships!

Our families enjoyed food from the The Cave Cafe Mobile Food Truck. The Cave Café was selected by 7th and 8th grade students and serves an Afro-Italian fusion menu. Chef Teddy served unforgettably delicious gyros and brought smiles to so many faces. We also partnered with Moon Palace Books for our book fair. They helped […] Read more

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