The Barton School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. The purpose of the foundation is to provide financial support for the mission of Clara Barton Open School, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Money raised through the Barton School Foundation is used for programs that enhance the open education experience at Barton that are NOT funded by district, state, or federal money. Programs like Art Adventure, Options, band, strings, overnight field trips, tutors, musicals, and others are paid for by YOUR donations and fundraising activities. These programs would NOT be offered at Barton if not for your generous support.

The Foundation manages the money raised through donations to the Barton School Fund and various fundraising activities, then distributes the money to support Clara Barton Open School in its mission.

The Barton Leadership Council, consisting of the principal, staff representatives, and parent representatives, elects the board of the Foundation, and assists the Foundation in setting priorities for distribution of funds.

Please support Barton School by donating to the Barton School Fund today!
Donations made to the Barton School Fund (and other fundraising efforts generated by the Barton Foundation) support the following:
  • $75,000 – Teaching Staff (including band and strings teachers, bilingual support, reading specialist and options coordinator)
  • $32,000 – Curriculum Enhancements (including classroom supplies, supplemental curriculum costs, school publications, and the Midwest Food Connection)
  • $7,500 - Arts Enrichment (artists in residence, in school performances, Uppers musical, and Art Adventure)
  •  $7,000 - Fieldtrip Expenses (generally and including overnight experiences like Wolf Ridge)
  • $1,500 - Transportation Assistance (after school and family taxi fund)
Please give generously, so Barton can continue to offer Students a rich experience!

Dahkliga dugsiga Barton waa mid aad muhiim uu ah tabaaruca schoolka. Siyabaha aad wax uga baran kartiid dakhliga waxqabaad kisa iyo waliba siidi aad uga qayb qaadan lahayd ,fadlan kalaa soo xidhiid Fadumo Roble ciiwaanka ah: 612-668-3580 ama emailka ah: fadumo.roble@mpls.k12.mn.us.

Visit the Clara Barton Open School Web Site For more information about Clara Barton Open School, please visit Barton's official Minneapolis School District web site.