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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.


FUNdraiser Ticket Sales
FUNdraiser Ticket Sales Open at 5PM Tonight!

Ticket Sales Open at 5:00 p.m. Tonight!

Support Barton and buy tickets to a wide array of amazing events hosted by Barton families. The Barton Fund (money raised through yearly fundraising) makes up over $100,000 of Barton’s annual budget. The Barton Fund provides Barton School with: field trip scholarships, teacher supplies, tutors, school wide events, overnight trips, artist in residencies, and staff development.

Thank you to all of the Barton parents who are hosting events. Please support our school, teachers, and students and purchase tickets today!

MPS Lobbyist Josh Downham Meeting
Legislation and Funding Meeting with MPS Lobbyist, Josh Downham

Mark your calendars! Ever been concerned about funding for our schools? Wondered why there isn't more funding for public education in Minnesota? Josh Downham, lobbyist for MPS, will visit Barton on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 6-8 p.m., in the Media Center to share his insights about legislation and funding for public schools. He'll answer questions and fill parents in on how they can best have an impact. Childcare provided.

Health Office - Flu Symptom Tools
Flu Symptom Screening for Parents

Please find an attachment below on "Flu Symptom Screening Tool for Parents and Caregivers".