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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.

 

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Join Us Tomorrow for a Viewing of SCREENAGERS

Barton parents! How do we teach responsible technology use? What are reasonable tech limits? How do we protect and educate our kids? What do we need to learn as parents? How can we best model tech use? Be a part of this timely and important discussion. Tomorrow/Thursday night, come see SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age. Free. Childcare provided (K+). Community discussion led by Barton parents. Film content for ages 10+. Barton students in grades 5-8 will also see this film during class hours next week. 

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Plant Sale Volunteers Needed
Plant Sale Volunteers Needed!

Plant sale pick-up days are less than a month away and we need YOU to make it a success.  Please go to BartonPlantSale.com and volunteer today (or click here)!  Volunteering only takes 2 hours of your time and no plant knowledge is necessary. Thanks in advance for considering.  We cannot pull off our biggest fundraiser of the year without you!

Community Earth Day Clean Up
Community Earth Day Clean Up at Southwest High School

Join your neighbors on Earth Day, Saturday April 21 8:30-noon for the Southwest Community Earth Day Clean Up.

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