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Friends School of Minnesota Names New Head of School

Friends School of Minnesota (FSMN) is extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Latrisha Chattin will become the school’s fourth Head of School, effective July 1, 2015. Her appointment results from an intensive process to identify a successor to Lili Herbert, who announced in December 2013 that she would be retiring at the end of the 2014-15 school year. Latrisha Chattin resonates strongly with the school’s mission. Her philosophy of education.. Read More

Drawing in the New Art Room

Friends School of Minnesota students are loving our new art room! This past month, 5th and 6th graders worked on their drawing, painting and observational skills while creating a series of drawings of an object of their choice. Middle school students have art two times a week for 45 minutes.               If you would like to come see the new art room and the.. Read More

Chinook Book 2014

Friends School of Minnesota has Chinook Books for sale as a fundraiser. This year, Chinook Book has expanded the new edition by adding 30% more dining offers as well as a lot of new businesses in St. Paul  for saving at local, sustainable businesses that promote healthy living in our community. Some favorites are offers from Whole Foods, The Minnesota Science Museum, local co-ops, the Children’s Theatre (including The Store), Red Balloon.. Read More

Summer Camp 2014

Construction isn’t slowing down the summer program at Friends Schoolof Minnesota! While we are running fewer weeks (five instead of seven), we’re making the most of the weeks we’re here. A total of 176 students are with us for our day program, including one from Columbia and two from Mexico, and fourteen FSMN alumni are camping at Tettegouche State Park with teachers Steve Moe and Marshall Anderson.  From painting to.. Read More

Challenge Gift!

A Friends School of Minnesota family has generously offered a $5,000 challenge gift to help us reach our Friends School Fund goal of $150,000. Now through June 30, your contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar and will help us reach our goal. If you haven’t yet given or you are able to give an additional gift, please do! Gifts of all sizes welcome. Thank you so much for helping us take advantage of this generous.. Read More

8th Grade Capstone Project 2014 – Conflict Resolution

For the 2014 8th Grade Capstone Project, we chose to focus on Friends School’s Conflict Resolution (CR) Program. For the past year, we have immersed ourselves in understanding and evaluating the Conflict Resolution Program, going over the CR manual, watching the CR training video, and assessing what is working and what’s not working with conferences in lower and middle school. To begin with, we looked at the different aspects of.. Read More