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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.

Redefining Ready

At Friends School of Minnesota, we intentionally do not measure school readiness in ways that other schools measure it. A set of skills that are assessed outside of any context (counting to 20, writing their first name, etc.,) doesn’t measure readiness. We don’t look at students through a narrow lens of measurement.  Being “ready,” at its […] Read more


A Place of Belonging–Alum Spotlight

My name is Mashal Sherzad, and from fifth through eighth grades I had the beautiful opportunity of attending Friends School of Minnesota and being part of a community which, to this day, has remained my rock. The world outside of Friends School held a number of revelations for me. I attended another private school for […] Read more


A Letter from an Alum Parent – On Transitioning to High School

Dear Friends at Friends School of Minnesota, As graduation draws close I have been thinking about the transition from Friends School of Minnesota to high school and how significant it has been for our family. For the most part, it’s been smooth, especially for my children. The truth is, they navigated the transition more smoothly […] Read more


How Many Woodchips Should a 4th Grader Order if a 4th Grader Could Order Woodchips?

How do you make learning geometry skills, specifically calculating area, perimeter and volume fun and “real”? First you learn and practice those skills on paper and then your (amazing) teacher, Kak, tells you she has a project in mind–new woodchips for the playground. First, 4th grade math students used adding and multiplying skills to determine […] 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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    01/28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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    01/29 @ 8:30 am - 8:45 am
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    01/29 @ 8:45 am - 9:15 am
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