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Welcome to Fridley Public Schools

Fridley Public Schools is the first and only school district in the state of Minnesota to provide the full International Baccalaureate Programme Continuum (PYP, MYP, DP, and CP) to all PreKindergarten to Grade 12 students.

Our School District is committed to creating a welcoming, respectful environment that provides an equitable and inclusive education for each student, staff and community member by ensuring that opportunities, access, and resources are aligned to support the growth and academic achievement of each student.

We welcome you to Fridley Public Schools! Click the video to learn more about the World-Class Opportunities that we are proud to offer.

School News

An FMS 8th grade students explains her History Day project to judges.

The September 11 attacks, the bubonic plague, Rosa Parks, Barbie, and the Cuban Missile Crisis were among the most popular topics selected by eighth grade students for their historical research projects presented at the History Day showcase at Fridley Middle School on Thursday, February 15. This year’s showcase featured 161 students presenting 134 projects illustrating the theme “Turning Points in History.”

Three women dressed for Mardi Gras with hats, masks and beads.

Fridley seniors let the good times roll as they celebrated Mardi Gras at the Fridley Community Center on Tuesday, February 13. More than 75 seniors attended this year’s event, hosted annually by Fridley Community Education’s Senior Program.

5th grade group of students with parents for African American Parent Involvement Day.

Parents and guardians joined their students for lunch on February 12 for National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID). Hayes Elementary, Stevenson Elementary and Fridley Middle School students were thrilled to spend time and eat lunch with their parents/guardians. NAAPID is a national event created by Joe Dulin, an educator and principal from Ann Arbor Public Schools, in 1995 as a call to action to get parents more involved in their students’ education. At Fridley Public Schools we invite all parents to participate in this exciting day.

A father and daughter pose for a photo at the ECFE Friendship Dance.

A joyful energy was in the air, as the youngest Fridley learners gathered together for the first ever Fridley Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) Friendship Dance. The Fridley (ECFE) Advisory Council hosted the event on Saturday, February 17, in the Fridley Community Center gym.

Stevenson Principal Veronica Mathison and Hayes Principal Gaeli Iverson

We are thrilled to announce that we are hiring assistant principals for Hayes and Stevenson Elementary Schools! These are brand-new positions at our two elementary schools and new hires will have the exciting opportunity to be the first assistant principal at either school.

FEA meets with FPS School Board

After months of frequent meetings and consistent communication between the district and union leadership, 97.5% of the members of the district’s teachers union recently voted to approve a new biennial contract.

“The overwhelming support this agreement received proved why we are fortunate in Fridley to have a strong relationship with our teachers and the union,” said Jake Karnopp, school board chair of FPS.

Jackson Gilbert, winner of spelling bee.

Cellulose. C-E-L-L-U-L-O-S-E. Cellulose.

This was the winning word, spelled by 8th grade student Jackson Gilbert at Fridley Middle School’s schoolwide spelling bee on January 24. FMS participated this year in the Scripps National Spelling Bee education program that offers students a variety of tools to widen their vocabulary through the study of words.

Nicole Moussette hands a student a certificate.

Congratulations to Fridley Moore Lake Area Learning Center (ALC) students who were honored at the school’s annual Celebration of Excellence! The ceremony was held twice to honor both morning and afternoon students at the ALC on February 1. Teachers and staff recognized the award winners during the ceremony and reception afterward.

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