Friends School of Minnesota Blog

A Quaker school blog about progressive education.

First Day of Kindergarten: Lunch!

What a beautiful day to welcome our new kindergarten class. The seventeen new students spent the morning learning their new routines and getting acquainted. Then it was time for everyone’s favorite time of the day: lunch!

Middle School Soccer 2013-14

Friends School of Minnesota soccer is open to all FSMN students in grades 5-8. Our teams are co-ed, and we play other teams from League of Independent School Teams (LIST) schools. The mission of LIST is to promote the development of skill, teamwork and sportsmanship, to build community and foster friendships between the various schools and participants, and to encourage students to play. The league is based on the principles of mixed-gender.. Read More

Improving the Social Climate of Middle School: 8th Grade Capstone Project 2012-13

At Friends School of Minnesota, we are committed to providing a holistic education, nurturing the physical, intellectual, spiritual, and social development of children. We do this in countless ways every day and through our curriculum. Here are two examples of how our students and staff worked this year to improve the social climate of middle school. Kindness Retreat with Youth Frontiers Every other year, Friends School of Minnesota 5th & 6th.. Read More

8th Grade BWCA Trip 2013

Friends School of Minnesota 8th graders had a great week canoeing and camping in the BWCA with YMCA Camp Menogyn. The ice was out, the bugs were light, and they even got some sun. Paddling and portaging together is a perfect culmination of  all their years of progressive education, learning by doing and in community. We are very proud of them!