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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 Volunteer Needed
Foundation Volunteer Needed

The foundation is in need of a volunteer to perform the job of accounts receiving.  The accounts receiving job is responsible for physically handling the foundation donations.  This is an important responsibility for the school.  The primary tasks include:


MPS Proposed Changes to Start/End Times
MPS Proposed Changes to Start/End Times

Dear Families:

You may have already heard about this from your principal, but we just wanted to make sure you heard about a possible change to your school’s bus schedule next year.


MPS Community Discussion
Moving MPS Forward: A Community Discussion

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at Southwest High School: 3414 W. 47th St. (for Zone 3 attendance area)