Friends School Of Minnesota

1365 Englewood Ave,
Saint Paul, MN, 55104-0551
Tel: (651)917-0636
Grades: K - 8 | 166 students
Friends School of Minnesota is a K-8 independent Quaker school in St. Paul, Minnesota.
We offer a rich program rooted in progressive education where in-depth academic studies are supported by peaceful forms of conflict resolution.
We are celebrating 25 years.

We are a diverse community with students from a broad range of religious and non-religious backgrounds, including eight percent from Quaker families.

We welcome ethnic and economic diversity; 31 percent are children of color and 34 percent of FSM families receive need-based financial aid.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Institute for Independent Education
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia / Language-based or Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1988

Student Body

Total Students 166 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 35%
Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,500
Tuition Notes 2012-13 Tuition Kindergarten Fourth $12,560 Fifth and Sixth $12,930 Seventh and Eighth $13,755
% on Financial Aid 33%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,800
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Susan Nagel

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports BasketballSoccerVolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Music Program, Drama Club, Outdoor Club, Spanish Club Drama Club, Outdoor Club, Spanish Club, After School Music Program,

School Notes:

  • Started by Quakers and peace activists in 1988, Friends School of Minnesota has a student body of 168 and a faculty of 20.  In the tradition of the 80 Quaker Friends Schools across the United States, Friends School of Minnesota was founded to meet children's intellectual, emotional and spiritual needs in an environment that nurtures their social consciousness.  

    "Our mission is to prepare children to embrace life, learning, and community with hope, skill, understanding and creativity. We are committed to the Quaker values of peace, justice, simplicity and integrity."

  • Profile last updated: 09/06/2012

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cretin Derham Hall (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Childrens Center Montessori (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Holy Spirit School (0.5 miles away)
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  • Saint Paul Childrens Center Montessori
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    1536 Minnehaha Ave W
    Saint Paul , MN , 55104
    (651)645-6053
    Montessori School
    0.4  mi  |  32  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Saint Paul
    Cretin Derham Hall
    (Roman Catholic)
    550 Albert St S
    Saint Paul , MN , 55116
    (651)690-2443
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  1321  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Saint Paul
    Holy Spirit School
    (Roman Catholic)
    515 Albert Street S
    Saint Paul , MN , 55116
    (651)698-3353
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.5  mi  |  339  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Saint Paul
    Central Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    775 Lexington Parkway N
    Saint Paul , MN , 55104
    (651)645-8649
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.5  mi  |  145  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Saint Paul
    St. Peter Claver School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1060 Central Ave W
    Saint Paul , MN , 55104
    (651)646-1797
    (Roman Catholic)
    1  mi  |  125  students  |  Gr.  K-9

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 19, 2013 - FSM is simply the best school I''ve seen and experienced for my 2 children, and I have seen a great many. My children are happy to go to school in the morning, and are happy with school at the end of the day. The classes are small, well-organized, creative, nurturing, and are taught by highly engaged, highly educated teachers. We are not Quaker, but we love the Quaker values the school embodies. Somehow they have captured a "just right" feel meeting the developmental needs of the whole child (lots of outside time!) with a truly stimulating academic environment and curriculum. Their teaching is strong intellectually, individually, creatively, socially and emotionally. Wow, eh? It''s the real deal. - Posted by Parent

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