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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.

The Calm Has Grown Bigger

Watch the video below for a short animation centered around a student quote from meeting for worship. In lower school meeting for worship, there is always a candle at the center of the worship circle. The candle provides a warm glow and central point in our circle.Some worships are unprogrammed, which means there is […] Read more


Congratulations! Several Students Moving On To History Day State Competition

Moving onto State: Henry Ogg – The Lusitania and U.S. Neutrality in WWI (Exhibit)Eliot Rivers – The Constitutionality of the Death Penalty (Exhibit)Ellis Bedford – The Yalta Conference (Exhibit)Solveigh Bratulich – Harlem Race Riot of 1935: Changing the Ways We Fight for Change (Exhibit)Larson Hickle – The Roman Question and the Creation of Vatican City […] Read more


Learning About Community Through Books

Here are some of the books that Shana, Grade 1 and 2 teacher, shared with her class. ALEJANDRIA FIGHTS BACK! / ¡LA LUCHA DE ALEJANDRIA! by Leticia Hernández-Linares and the Rise-Home Stories Project, illustrated by Robert Liu-TrujilloHello, Mandarin Duck! by Bao PhiTogether We Grow by Susan VaughtKatie Woo’s Neighborhood by Fran Manushkin and illustrated by […] Read more


When We Create and Express Ourselves, We Learn Something New

At its heart, poetry is about expressing our understandings of ourselves and the world, an attempt to express the inexpressible, and a tradition of translating life through words. After creating these poems, we translated yet again as we painted our poems into being as watercolors. Every time we create and express ourselves, we learn something […] Read more


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