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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.

Our Community Wish Tree

What would you wish for your friend? What would you wish for yourself? What would you wish for our school? Our neighborhood? Our world […] Read more

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Helping Pollinators – Getting Our Hands Dirty and Having a Great Time at the Monarch Festival

Our students study pollinators, their importance in eco-systems, and the many ways pollinators are threatened. They also learn about how they can help pollinators. In the past our students have taken action to protect pollinators by advocating for the elimination of neonicotinoids and working with the National Park Service to create and throw seed bombs […] Read more

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Alumni Interview with Sonita van der Leeuw

Shane:   What kinds of work are you doing for the Iowa Environmental Council and what interests you about the work?   Sonita:   Iowa is in a really unique spot geographically because wind turbines are really compatible with Iowa’s landscape and Iowa can generate a lot of wind energy that could not only be […] 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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