Friends School of Minnesota Blog

A Quaker school blog about progressive education.

Why a School Bags and Sells Coffee

About every six weeks or so the Friends School of Minnesota building fills with the fabulous aroma of coffee beans; it’s a coffee-bagging day for the 7th and 8th graders. The school orders bulk coffee from local coffee roaster/distributor Peace Coffee. Their coffee is organically and shade-grown, and is purchased under fair trade conditions. And it’s delicious! Our youth work together to weigh and package six kinds of whole bean.. Read More

Brad Bradshaw Directs

FSM music teacher Brad Bradshaw directs the music for The Match Girl’s Gift:  A Christmas Story  – a fun and family-friendly show for the holiday season on the Minnesota Centennial Showboat.