Friends School of Minnesota Blog

A Quaker school blog about progressive education.

“Exploring Together” Quaker Workshop

Friends School of Minnesota was selected as one of two sites in the country to pilot a program of the Friends General Conference and the Friends Council on Education. The program is called “Exploring Together” and has three goals: For Quaker meetings to strengthen ways of welcoming and bringing newcomers into the life of the meeting For Friends schools to give parents, faculty, and staff a chance to explore Quaker.. Read More

Archedictyon: New Encaustic Paintings by Laura Pereira

Friends School of Minnesota art teacher Laura Pereira spent her summer doing entomological research and making new encaustic painting which will be shown October 30 – November 2, 2013 at the Flow Art Space. There will be an Artist Reception on November 1, 7-9 p.m. Encaustic is a process in which pigment is mixed with beeswax and applied to the painting surface while hot. Each layer is fused together using a propane torch or.. Read More

The 22nd Annual Blake Symposium: Dr. Claude Steele

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, The Blake School will be welcoming Dr. Claude Steele, Dean of the Stanford Graduate School of Education and author of “Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do,” as their school’s 22nd Annual Symposium featured speaker. The event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Blake Upper School located at 511 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis. This event is open to the public.