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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.


NO SCHOOL - Oct. 19, 20, & 21
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 7:45 AM

REMINDER: There is NO SCHOOL October 19, 20, & 21

We'll see everyone on Monday, October 24. Enjoy the long weekend!

Wild Rumpus Book Fair
Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Wild Rumpus Book Fair
Monday, October 17, 2016 9:45 AM

Patty’s 3/4 Class Brings You the Top 10 Reasons To Attend the Wild Rumpus Book Fair!

Out of the mouths of … third and fourth graders! Patty’s students in room 211 want you to go to the book fair next month, so they came up with their 10 favorite reasons for why you’ll love it. Drum roll please.


Referendum Information
Referendum Information
Friday, October 14, 2016 1:25 PM

Don’t forget to vote on Nov. 8. For information on your polling place, visit Minneapolis voters will be asked to renew the school district’s current operating referendum authorization, which expires after the 2016-17 school year. If passed, funding would help Minneapolis Public Schools manage class sizes and provide supportive services and activities for students. Property taxes are not projected to increase if the referendum renewal passes. Learn more here:

Council Meeting Agenda ~ 10/27/16

The next Leadership 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.  Click here to read the agenda...