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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.

Friends Gathering for Racial Justice and Peace Was Amazing

Our community came together on Thursday, April 20th, for our Friends Gathering for Racial Justice and Peace.  The students worked so hard on their projects. It was wonderful to see families enjoying the performance and exploring the gathering with their students. Stay tuned – a video of the performance is coming and there will be blog posts […] Read more


Being a Naturalist: The Role of Wonder 

If you go for a walk outside with a child, you will quickly notice their innate naturalist instincts. They will stop and observe even the tiniest things, and if you go for the same walk regularly, they will notice even the subtlest of changes.  As adults, it is our responsibility to help cultivate this natural […] Read more

Environmental Education, Science

Grade 3/4 Play: A Class Collaboration That Lets Students Shine

Andrew and Amber, along with all of the students brainstorm early on in the school year to write the script.  What is the plot? Who are the characters? What problem are they trying to solve?  This year the theme of the Quaker value of peace was woven into the script, as it is also the […] Read more


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


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