Clara Barton Open School



Although most folks just call it “Barton,” the official name for this Minneapolis public K through 8 magnet school is Clara Barton Open School.

The school offers a full range of programs, including:

  • Band
  • Strings
  • Middle school dance classes
  • English language
  • Special education
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Swimming

The emphasis, however, is on arts and the sciences with a heavy concentration on writing.

Barton encourages parents to take active leadership roles and become involved in their child’s classroom.

Barton also offers extended-day activities, including:

  • Minneapolis Kids child care
  • Academic support through the Barton Learning Center  
  • Community Education classes
  • Debate team
  • Math competitions,
  • Inventor’s fair
  • Student council
  • Middle school athletics (boys flag football, girls volleyball, boys baseball, boys and girls basketball, and girls softball),
  • Yearbook
  • Book fairs

You’ll find Barton at 4237 Colfax Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Reach the school by phone at 612.668.3580.