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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.


Strept Throat
STREP ALERT—from Karen Ward, RN, School Nurse
Friday, September 23, 2016 2:50 PM


Strep has been moving through a number of grades and classrooms since the beginning of the school year, so please be alert to the following symptoms: fever, sore throat and swollen glands. Headache and stomach upset or vomiting also sometimes occur.


Picture Day - Oct. 10
Picture Day: Monday, October 10
Friday, September 16, 2016 2:25 PM

Picture Day will be Monday, October 10. There will also be an opportunity for retakes on Thursday, November 10. To order online, visit and use Picture Day ID: MI206013Y0

Wild Rumpus Book Fair
Wild Rumpus Book Fair
Friday, September 16, 2016 1:55 PM

Mark your calendars for Barton’s fun book fair event! Last year was a record-breaker for the most books donated by families to Barton, and this year will be just as exciting. Barton’s Wild Rumpus Book Fair will be Wed., Nov. 9, noon to 8 pm, and it happens right at Wild Rumpus, 2720 West 43rd St., Minneapolis. It’s a fun event for everyone, full of books, treats, and musical entertainment.


September Council Meeting Notes

Read the notes from the September Council meeting...

The next Council meeting will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2016 from 4:30-6:30 in the Barton Media Center.  All parents are welcome to attend!