Friends School Of Minnesota

1365 Englewood Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104-0551
     Tel: (651)917-0636
        
   
Grades: K - 8 | 158 students
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Friends School of Minnesota is a K-8 independent Quaker school in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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We offer a rich program rooted in progressive education where in-depth academic studies are supported by peaceful forms of conflict resolution.
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We are celebrating 25 years.
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We are a diverse community with students from a broad range of religious and non-religious backgrounds, including eight percent from Quaker families.
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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
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
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 158 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Friends School Of Minnesota 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 $13,850
Tuition Notes 2012-13 Tuition Kindergarten – Fourth $13455 Fifth and Sixth $13850 Seventh and Eighth $14720
% on Financial Aid 33%
Average Financial Aid Grant $8,000
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Shane Zack

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 1, 2, 3, After School Music Program, Engineering Club, Spanish Club 1, 2, 3, Spanish Club, After School Music Program,
Engineering Club,

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: 11/09/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Cretin Derham Hall (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Children's Center Montessori Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Children's Center Montessori Elementary School (0.4 miles away)
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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $5,566 for elementary schools and $12,703 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Paul, MN is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).