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Clara Barton Open School

is a public K-8 magnet school fostering a community of active learners centered on the following values:

  • 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.
Tour Information and Dates

Hello Families!

We are excited that you are interested in touring Clara Barton Open School! Please see our dates and times below for scheduled tours. We ask that you come through Door 4 (located on Colfax side), head towards our main office, and arrive AT LEAST 5 minutes early. Please note: parking is limited at Barton. Once in the building, please head towards rooms 116 & 118. You will be meeting right outside of them in our breakout area. We will have volunteers pointing you in the right direction. Please make sure to sign in!

Shadowing or student visitations are accommodated only for those students officially assigned to the school in the spring. 

We ask that you please RSVP for the tour you'd like to attend by contacting our main office at (612) 668.3580. Thank you!

2017-18 Visit Our School - Parent Tours

Tuesday, Nov. 7

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Noon-1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 17

Noon-1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 23

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 31

Noon-1:15 p.m.


Tuesday, Feb. 6

8:00-9:15 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 13 

8:00-9:15 a.m.


Tour Handout

Please take a look at the attached handout for additional information about Barton Open School!

School Request Process
The online school request site will is now open. Requests are due online by Saturday, February 17!



This note is to remind Somali parents that if you have a child starting kindergarten next year to please contact Nasra Hassan. 

Waxaa walidiinta somaliyeed lagaa wargalinaya iin haadii aad leedahay ama qabtiid cunuug Kindergarten galii doona sanaad dugsiiyeed kaa soo socdaa ee 2016-2017 ka. Fadlan soo wac Nasra Hassan at (612) 668-3580