Friends School of Minnesota Blog

A Quaker school blog about progressive education.

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 FSM in action. Thank you to everyone who was able to attend this event!                     Upcoming Visitor Coffees: Wednesday, February.. Read More

Tuition Aid Information Night 2013

Current and prospective families are invited to a tuition aid information session at Friends School of Minnesota on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7:00-8:30 p.m. Learn the basics of tuition aid and how to apply. Student School Services (SSS) representative Aaron Walcholz will explain the process of submitting a Parent Financial Statement (PFS). He will give an overview of how SSS analyzes the information on the PFS to estimate the family’s ability.. Read More

Raking Leaves for Elders Service Project

Last Saturday, 30 Friends School of Minnesota students, teachers, alumni, and parents spent the morning raking leaves to help senior citizens in our community. The Hamline-Midway Elders organization identified neighborhood folks who needed a hand with their fall yard work. FSM volunteers gathered at the school, rakes in hand, and got to work. Two crews spent four hours tidying five yards and hauling mountains of leaves to the compost.    .. Read More

October Visitor Coffee

On October 25, over 40 family members and friends attended the first 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 met with with students in their classrooms to see FSM in action. Some people stayed for a tour of the school with Lili, hearing more about progressive education and what makes FSM a.. Read More

Collins-Fieldseth Award for Exceptional Volunteerism 2013

Friends School of Minnesota appreciates the work of all of our volunteers.  Each year, we have over 100 volunteers who dedicate time to our school (in addition to our 1000+ Plant Sale volunteers!). They serve on committees, help with recitals, go on field trips, teach yoga, volunteer at the Plant Sale, support students’ reading, take photographs, make costumes, display artwork, lead tours at our open houses, shelve books in the library, and.. Read More