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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.

Integrity – This Year’s Testimony for FGRJ

At Friends School of Minnesota, we continuously explore our commitment to these values and what they mean to the daily life of our school. These values are a lens guiding our classroom studies, offering new or unique perspectives. During meeting for worship, these values provide a point of reflection for anchoring our silence– with an […] Read more


Our Accreditation Cycle

ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) is our accrediting body.The seven-year accreditation cycle ensures we meet the standards of a high quality independent school while also offering an education that aligns with and affirms our unique philosophy and values as a Quaker, progressive school. The self-study is probably the most important step in […] Read more


Our Students Are Composting Again!

We decided we wanted to restart our composting program, but it was going to require extra effort since it had been a few years since the program last ran. Environmental Action Club (EAC) students learned about composting in general as well as the specifics of how composting will work here at school. In addition they […] Read more


BUS-eum 2023 Wednesday, 31st

On Wednesday, May 31st, German students from the Universität Erfurt – in collaboration with the Friends School of Minnesota – are bringing an innovative mobile exhibit about climate change to St. Paul as part of their efforts to raise awareness and spark meaningful discussion. Friends School students in grades 5, 6, and 7 will get […] 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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