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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.


Barton FUNdraisers
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Friday, February 24, 2017 8:00 AM

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Weather-related School Closings
Reminder: MPS Weather-related School Closings
Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:55 AM

Canceling school is a complicated decision that affects students, staff and families. Our schools provide students with a safe and stable place to learn. Some students rely on the school district for breakfast and lunch. Canceling school may cause some families hardships related to finding childcare. Canceling school is an exception and we do everything possible to keep schools open.

Please see the district's page on weather-related school closings.

Barton Book Bazaar
The Barton Book Bazaar is coming in March!
Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:00 AM

The Barton Book Bazaar is a used book sale happening in the hallways of Barton Open School. The media center will be collecting donations of gently used books for students in grades K-8 from March 20-27. Start looking through your bookshelves at home to see if you have any to donate! Questions?  Contact Angie Endo ( Can you volunteer? Contact Sheila Eldred ( This is a wonderful community event to support all of our Barton readers!   

February Council Notes-2/16/17

Click here to read the notes from the February Council meeting...

We will meet on Thursday, March 9, for the principals to present the proposed budget or budget scenarios, 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Media Center.
For those interested in hearing more about the final budget before it's submitted to MPS, join us for an update from the principals on Wednesday, March 15, 4-5 p.m. in the Media Center.

There is no meeting on 3/16.

Please continue to gather thoughts and feedback on the Leadership Council endorsement process. We will discuss this on March 9 or at our April meeting.