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Excellence Through Integration of Arts, Equity, Innovation, and Academics

The FAIR School is the Downtown Minneapolis premier community school. Rooted in arts, equity,  innovation and creativity, The FAIR School provides rich programming, relevant instruction, and fosters high achievement, cultural understanding, global citizenship, and a robust network of partnerships that help engage and empower students in personalizing their learning experience.


The FAIR School provides a safe, integrated, equitable, and multi-generational learning community where rigorous study combined with real world experiences and opportunities allow every student to understand who they are. Students get to know their strengths, talents, and passions so they can engage and transform their world.


Excellence through Arts Integration


Our commitment to arts education gives students the opportunity to actively engage in culturally relevant and student-centered curricula. Through an interdisciplinary approach to instruction, students make cognitive connections across several disciplines. In addition, students are taught using a sequential curricula, learning age appropriate skills, and concepts for each arts area. Students experience arts areas through a variety of genres and historical time periods.


Our approach to education fosters critical, creative, and analytical thinking skills through inquiry and interdisciplinary instruction.


Our curriculum and instruction centers on interdisciplinary education, which allows teachers and students to integrate skills and concepts across all disciplines.


Our unique location in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and in a suburb allows for extensive partnerships and relationships within the community, which encourages businesses and organizations to target educational outreach efforts at our school.


Our focus on arts education increases students’ cultural understanding, and develops a child socially, linguistically, and cognitively through a broad variety of hands-on experiences. Sharing in the richness of the arts community of the Twin Cities, we have established partnerships with professional arts organizations, artists, and schools.


Our emphasis on green science provides an opportunity to explore new initiatives and technologies that are leading innovation and environmental awareness. We foster within our students the appreciation, knowledge, values, and skills necessary to inspire ecologically sound decisions and actions.