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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.

In Science – Hands-On Learning for 7th and 8th Graders

FSMN is committed to hands-on, experiential learning. This hands-on learning is impactful, and allows students to connect their learning with something real, as opposed to a virtual dissection or pictures. The discovery and learning bridges the human body system unit to the evolution unit, as students compare the human organs to the rats organs and […] Read more


Math at FSMN – A Thoughtful and Progressive Approach

At Friends School of Minnesota, our approach is rooted in progressive education philosophy, recognizing that real learning arises from being actively engaged in the process of constructing knowledge rather than rote memorization of content. Students learn how to learn in addition to moving through curricular benchmarks. We offer a diversity of experiences and perspectives in […] Read more


History Day 2024

A Visit From A LibrarianAfter topics were chosen and thesis statements were written and approved, Mike and Chrissy, FSMN’s humanities teachers, invited a librarian from the U of M’s Wilson Library to come in to teach our students how to find sources on the U’s library catalog and on ELibrary Minnesota.  A Field Trip To […] Read more


Wow! ISACS Survey – What We Learned

Results Any School Would Be Proud OfThe results were exciting, affirming, and helpful. They will help us lean into what we are doing really well and improve what we need to work on. Thanks again to everyone who completed the survey.  Overall we scored very well. To measure success, ISACS reporting focused on the responses that […] Read more


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