Friends School of Minnesota Blog

A Quaker school blog about progressive education.

A Kindergarten Expedition: Science and Stewardship at Minnehaha

In the fall, our Kindergarten class (the Mississippi) went to Minnehaha falls. I learn so much from watching our children explore and wonder. They are scientists and artists and poets at their core and it is my job, my pleasure, to honor what they bring and help them extend that learning and exploration. What does a waterfall feel like? After we saw the magnificent waterfall, students acted out what a.. Read More

Spotlight on an Alumna–You Take FSMN’s Core Values With You Through Life

One of the signs our little school is growing up is we now have alumni who have come back as parents. In celebration of our 30th anniversary, we met with Monica Bicking to hear how the school felt as a student and now as a parent of two lower school students. Few people are more grounded in the Friends School of Minnesota than Monica Bicking. Monica’s mother Gaylyn was the.. Read More