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Barton Open School

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.

Monday, June 15, 2020


Good Morning Barton Students and Families,


We wanted to share with you our wish for this summer.  We wish you health and wellness so that you can find opportunities to engage actively in and learn more about social justice movements that follow your passion.  This week we celebrate Juneteenth on Friday, June 19, 2020.  Juneteenth or Freedom Day is a vital holiday that recognizes the Emancipation of Slaves in 1865 in the United States.  Although we recognize there has been over 450 years of systemic racist policies economically, socially, educationally and politically, we are at a moment in time to witness this change.



Elizabeth Christiansen has yearbooks if you were unable to pick one up or had them available to you during student Item Pick Up and Materials Drop Off from June 3-5, 2020.  If you would like to get a yearbook, please contact Elizabeth at


Student Item Pick Up/Materials Drop Off:

If you were not able to pick up your students items or drop off their school Materials, please know that we will house them and have them available when school resumes.


Thank you all for your partnership and participation during this new reality and for your incredible generosity in giving to our community, families and students.  We could not have done this without you!  


In Peace and Bartnership,

Diane and Maria

Returning Library Books
If you are able, please return library books this week.  Wondering which library books you have checked out?  Click here for instructions on how to see the books you have checked out!
Graduation 2020
2020 8th Grade Graduation

Congratulations to the Barton 8th grade class of 2020!  You have done amazing things under amazing circumstances, and we are proud of each and every one of you.  We know that as you continue your educational path you will continue to do amazing things for your community and the world. We wish you all the best! 

Click Here to watch the video

Friday, June 5, 2020 8:00 AM

It's Barton's first ever virtual talent show!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 10:25 AM


The Barton Staff has a special message for all of our students.


Food Distribution & Distance Learning Sites
Thursday, March 19, 2020 4:15 PM

The Following Sites have been designated as food distribution sites and places to pick up packets of work to do over our extended break.  Click here for site addresses.

Look for the yellow school bus. 

Olson Middle School          Jenny Lind           South

Henry High School             Folwell                  Marcy

Edison                                 Roosevelt             Hmong International Academy        

Northeast                            Cityview                Washburn

Seward                                Hall                        Lake Nokomis Keewaydin

Andersen                            Lyndale                 Armatage

Bethune                              Green Central

World Saavy 6th grade Art Show
Thursday, March 19, 2020 2:30 PM

Dental Care is Coming to Barton
Dental Care is Coming to Barton!
Monday, November 4, 2019 7:50 AM

Clara Barton Open School will soon be partnering with Children’s Dental Services (CDS) to provide dental care to Barton students at school. Services provided include: dental exams, x-rays, cleanings, fluoride treatment, sealants, fillings, crowns, extractions and other treatments as needed during regular school hours.