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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.

Updated 8.10.21 – 2021-2022 Calendar

2021-2022 Updated on 8.10.21 Calendar IMPORTANT Note: some items have changed on this calendar since it was originally published in May 2021. If you are using the hard copy calendar, look at the bottom right corner of the document. If it says updated August 10, 2021, you have the most updated calendar. Message sent with […] Read more


Wait? What’s A Canjo?

Engineering In Music ClassBuilding instruments together encouraged students to use and practice skills and processes they learn in science.  Prediction – They predict what will happen. What will this instrument sound like? What components of the instrument will come together to make that sound? Build – They use a design to build the instrument. How do I […] Read more


The Star Cooking Show

At the beginning of May, two eighth graders came to Kak and asked,“Who were we when we were in 3rd and 4th grade?”It is a beautiful and important question.  It is a question rooted in connection to the school, to Kak as a teacher, and to the many strong relationships that our students and our […] Read more


Simplicity, Something to Hold Onto

While complexities of life in a pandemic have brought fear, loss, grief, and pain, I have heard from so many that their lives have slowed down in a way that allows them to live more intentionally, more intimately, and more simply. I have also heard from many whose lives have been fraught with competing priorities, […] 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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  1. Committee on Trustees

    10/25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. High School Night

    10/26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. Student, Faculty, and Staff COVID Testing

    10/28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Equity and Justice Committee

    10/28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm


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