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:
- Middle school dance classes
- English language
- Special education
- Visual and performing arts
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),
- Book fairs
You’ll find Barton at 4237 Colfax Ave. S. in Minneapolis. Reach the school by phone at 612.668.3580.