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Wolf Ridge Calendars Now Only $10!

Friends School of Minnesota middle school is selling fantastic Wolf Ridge calendars as a fundraiser. And now we’ve dropped the price to $10 each! This year’s calendar features outstanding photographs from Paul Sundberg, a native of McGregor, Minnesota.  Calendars are available in the front office. Sales will help pay for the environmental education field trips we make every year to Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center and other great places. This fundraiser provides a way.. Read More

Alumnus Henry Hitchler in “Little Shop of Horrors”

Friends School of Minnesota alumnus Henry Hitchler (FSMN Class of 2013) will be in Central High School Drama Board’s production of Little Shop of Horrors.  Central High Senior High School presents Little Shop of Horrors: “Seymour Krelborn is an unlucky orphan working at an unsuccessful flower shop on Skid Row, when a solar eclipse reveals a mysterious plant that turns his whole life around–especially when he realizes that it eats people. You’ll laugh,.. Read More

Spotlight on Alumni: Matt Chrastek

Since 2000, Friends School of Minnesota has graduated nearly 200 alumni who are out in the world carrying out the mission of the school. We caught up with Matt Chrastek (FSMN Class of 2004) as he heard that he will receive a Peace Corps Master’s International assignment next summer.

Friends School of Minnesota Alumni Take the Stage

Three Friends School of Minnesota alumni took to the stage on November 22 and 23, 2013, as part of St. Paul Academy‘s production of Bertolt Brecht’s Caucasian Chalk Circle. Written in 1944 and first performed at Carleton College, this dark and complex play is ultimately a fable about land ownership told through a dispute over parentage of a child. In the play, set to original music, Evan Leduc (FSMN Class.. Read More

November Visitor Coffee

On November 26, twenty five family members and friends attended the second of four 2013-14 Visitor Coffees at Friends School of Minnesota. The visit started with coffee and a chat with Head of School Lili Herbert. Then our guests visited classrooms to see FSMN in action. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend this event!                     Upcoming Visitor Coffees: Wednesday, February.. Read More

Fencer Emma Deschamps Qualifies for the Junior Olympics

Congratulations to Friends School of Minnesota alumna Emma Deschamps (Class of 2012)!  Emma competed in the cadet (under 17) qualifiers for the Junior Olympics for the State of Virginia. She took first place with a very strong showing. The Junior Olympics are in Portland, Oregon in February. She is excited to compete for her new club, The DC Fencers Club (DCFC) in Washington, D.C.   We love to hear from.. Read More

Winter Clothing Drive

Please donate gently-used winter clothing for residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation who are experiencing a harsh and early winter. Drop box is in Friends School of Minnesota’s front entry at 1365 Englewood Avenue in Saint Paul. Call the front office for school hours 651-917-0636. Especially needed: coats boots mittens & gloves hats & scarves The Pine Ridge Reservation is home to the Oglala Lakota Nation and is located in.. Read More