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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.

2023 Friends School STEM Fair

There were 3 types of projects at the STEM fair.Engineering – Students defined a problem, then designed a solution to solve it.Inquiry – Students developed and asked a testable question and designed an experiment to answer it.History of Science – Students explored the history of our understanding of a science concept. Students chose a type of […] Read more


Outdoor Club: Making Maple Syrup

Outdoor club students visited Fort Snelling State Park to learn about harvesting maple syrup. Kao Thao, a naturalist at Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul, walked them through the process and gave them a handout in case they wanted to tap some trees in their community. Note: Kao got 2nd prize at the state […] Read more

Environmental Education, Uncategorized

Middle School: Getting Outside is Good for Us

Research shows that spending time outside can have numerous benefits for students, such as reducing stress and anxiety, increasing creativity and focus, improving academic performance, and promoting physical health (Mann et al., 2022; Fyfe-Johnson et al., 2021; Dadvand et al., 2015). Knowing this, it’s crucial that educators prioritize outdoor time and find ways to incorporate […] Read more

Environmental Education, social-emotional

Our Awe Inspiring Community

The Friends School of Minnesota Plant Sale is the biggest plant sale in MN, maybe the midwest, and possibly the entire country. If you’ve been to it, you know it is quite an amazing venture. If you haven’t, you need to be a part of this amazing experience. Yet the size of the sale is […] 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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