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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.


Wear Black Wednesday
Wear Black Wednesday

Today, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 our Uppers and Middles students exercised their 1st Amendment rights to Free Speech and Assembly.  


Barton Technology Expectations
Barton Technology Expectations

Please review the attached Technology Expectations with your child(ren). Classroom teachers have also reminded students about expected behavior with all of Barton’s new equipment. Thank you! 

Barton Family Skating Night
Barton's Family Skating Night - Thursday, March 22 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Barton's Family Skating Night is coming up Thursday, March 22 from 5:30-8:00 p.m., at Roller Garden in St. Louis Park! Cost is $6 per person. The Barton Foundation receives a portion of the proceeds from the evening. We hope to see you there!