Small school. Big vision.

A tuition-free charter school, Friendship Academy of the Arts welcomes one and all to share our public school setting with a private school feel.

School News

Fourth-grade teacher Laurie Johnson helped Tamia Whittaker Shipp, left, and Samiya Womack, right

Friendship Academy of the Arts is pictured in the Star Tribune today August 26, 2014

August 27, 2014

Friendship Academy of the Arts is pictured in the Star Tribune today August 26, 2014

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Dr. Datrica Chukwu, Exec. Dir., Nell Collier, Mayor R. T. Rybak

Friendship Academy receives a surprise visit from Mayor R. T. Rybak

August 26, 2014

Friendship Academy had a surprise visit from former Mayor R. T. Rybak on the first day of school. 

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FAA gained 95% of possible points on the Multiple Measures Rating (MMR)

FAA designated as Reward School for scoring in top 15% of Title I schools on the MMR

November 20, 2012

We are proud to announce that Friendship Academy of the Arts increased student achievement in both reading and mathematics.

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