Teaching and Learning

"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."

Marian Wright Edelman

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 The FAIR School

What Is Our Vision?

We see The FAIR School as a beacon of 21st century learning, grounded in equity, and defined by arts and academic excellence, where all students achieve through the integration of the arts, technology, cultural understanding and active, committed community partnerships.


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.


How Are the Arts Taught?

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. Student experience arts areas through a variety of genres and historical time periods.