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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.


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! 

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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.