One spring day, a year and a half ago, I was across the street from Friends School of Minnesota in Horton Park on recess duty with our 5th and 6th graders. Horton Park is a square-block city park in the Midway neighborhood of St. Paul. It is a mini-arboretum with an open field, native gardens, and some cement picnic tables that are bordered by a cement wall that ranges from.. Read More
Since 2000, Friends School of Minnesota has graduated nearly 200 alumni who are out in the world carrying out the mission of the school. We caught up with Matt Chrastek (FSMN Class of 2004) as he heard that he will receive a Peace Corps Master’s International assignment next summer.
Holocaust Survivor, Charles Fodor spoke to the Friends School of Minnesota 7th and 8th graders this week. They are studying World War II and the Holocaust in their humanities classes, focusing on the Quaker value of integrity.
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
What a joy it was to spend a week chaperoning Friends School of Minnesota 7th and 8th graders at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center! Getting to know each other so well provides us a solid foundation for the whole school year.
“Do you think gardens are an important part of community? Why or why not?” This was a question posed to Friends School of Minnesota kindergarten students before a neighborhood hike to the community garden. I asked them to hold that question while we walked and sketched. We would discuss their ideas after their experience.
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
Thank you to Don Irish for digging up this 1987 Tribune article about the origins of Friends School of Minnesota. It is interesting to read about FSMN’s origins and see that the founders’ vision and core values are still strong 25 years later.