Friends School of Minnesota Blog

A Quaker school blog about progressive education.

Teaching Integrity, Studying the Holocaust

In Friends School of Minnesota’s 7th and 8th grade humanities classes this year, we are focussing on the Quaker value of integrity. Our guiding questions for the year are: How have societies changed by interaction with other societies? How do I keep my values when confronted by counter values? How do people decide when and how to take a stand? The 7th and 8th humanities students have been studying the.. Read More

A Community-Wide Sing Along and Stories from the Civil Rights Movement with Hollis Watkins

Come celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. with stories and sing along by Hollis Watkins at Friends School of Minnesota. Everyone is welcome to this community event. Monday January 14, 2013 3:00-5:00 pm Friends School of Minnesota 1365 Englewood Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104 651-917-0636 This event is co-sponsored by Friends School of Minnesota and Southside Family Charter School with the collaboration and support of Hamline University’s Conflict Studies program.   See our.. Read More

Friends School of Minnesota Receives PFLAG Diversity Award

PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) announced Friends School of Minnesota is the 2013 recipient of the PFLAG – Twin Cities Annual Conference Award for Educator of the Year, for promoting safe schools for GLBTQ students, families, faculty and their allies. Friends School will be honored at the evening awards ceremony on Friday, January 18 at Hamline University. This is exciting news! We should celebrate how we have.. Read More

All School Photo 2012-13

Last Monday morning the whole school gathered for a photo. Here it is! Like stats? For the 2012-13 school year, Friends School of Minnesota is: 166 students (82 boys/84 girls) 30 faculty and staff 35% are students of color 37% of students receive need-based tuition aid 9% of students are from Quaker families 11% are from LGBT families  

FSM School Committee Minute

The Friends School of Minnesota School Committee approved a minute on May 15, 2012 to express its opposition to the passage of upcoming vote on a constitutional amendment limiting marriage. All persons are created equal and should enjoy equal rights under the law.