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Barton Open School

Clara Barton Open School is a student-centered, public K-8 magnet school fostering a community of active, socially conscious, life-long learners. 

Our values are rooted in Progressive Education

  • Instilling a love of learning.
  • Valuing each child for his or her perspectives.
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum and culturally responsive instruction.
  • Developing a community of mutual respect and equity.
  • Creative, courageous and collaborative inquiry for all.
  • Child-centered decision-making & self-directed learning.
  • Educating for a democratic society.


MPS Community Discussion
Moving MPS Forward: A Community Discussion

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Southwest High School: 3414 W. 47th St. (for Zone 3 attendance area)


Host a Barton FUNdraiser!
Host a Barton FUNdraiser!

It’s time to begin planning one of Barton’s three major annual fundraisers! FUNdraisers ( are social gatherings Barton community members host in their homes or elsewhere. Gatherings can occur March-December 2018.