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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.


Foundation Job Posting
Foundation Job Posting (Paid) - DUE Friday, June 22


Open Program Community Partner


Enjoy Your Summer!
Enjoy Your Summer!

Barton's main office is currently closed for the summer. It will reopen on Monday, August 13th. For immediate assistance, please contact our district headquarters at 612.668.0000. Barton will be the host of one of MPS' Summer Sessions from June 18-August 2 for 5th-7th graders. For questions on summer session, please contact Daren Johnson at 612.668.0064, or find more information here:


Shakespeare Congrats!
Congratulations to our Shakespeare Cast and Crew!

Congratulations to all of the students who participated in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night's Dream last week! Attached is a copy of our program listing the full cast and crew.