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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.


Barton Parent Involvement Opportunities
Back to School Parent Involvement Opportunities
Monday, September 16, 2019 3:00 PM

Back To School Parent Involvement Opportunities


BBQ Sept. 17
8th annual Farm to School Community BBQ - Sept. 17th
Friday, September 13, 2019 11:35 AM

September 17, 4:30-7:00pm  - MPS Culinary Center, 812 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis

Join Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary & Wellness Services for a night of local food, farming and fun! The Farm to School Community BBQ is a celebration of local food in our school district and community. Did you know that MPS serves locally grown food in our school lunchrooms? Come meet our farmers, taste delicious foods, and enjoy family-friendly activities—including a corn-shucking contest! The event is completely FREE and all are welcome. In case of bad weather, a rain date is scheduled for September 19. Please visit the facebook event or website for more information.

Wild Rumpus Book Fair - Nov. 6, 2019
Wild Rumpus Book Fair – Save the Date: Nov. 6th!
Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:55 PM

Mark your calendars for Barton’s beloved book fair event! Last year got thousands of dollars of books into our classrooms, and this year promises to be just as rewarding. Barton’s Wild Rumpus Book Fair will be Wed., Nov. 6, noon to 8 p.m., and it happens right at the Wild Rumpus bookstore. It’s a fun event for everyone, full of books, treats, and entertainment.



Basketball Clinic - Register Today!
Basketball Clinic - Register Today!
Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:10 PM

What:  Timberwolves/Schwan’s Lake Basketball Clinic


Washburn Community Ed. Registration Opportunities
Thursday, September 12, 2019 1:00 PM

Washburn Community Education offers some great enrichment opportunities for the whole family! Please click on the registration link or call 612-668-3450 for more info!