About

A Message from Head of School, Teacher Jon Hall

The moment I first stepped onto campus at MPFS, I felt at home here. Everywhere I turned, from the kind and focused attention of the staff, to the children's artwork displayed throughout the school, and the simple, yet beautiful and comforting aesthetic of the campus, everything just felt right. We have an extremely dedicated group of faculty and staff who love and care about Media-Providence Friends School, and it is easy to see why.

Your children are with us for almost a third of this critical time in their lives. As a father myself, I realize the tremendous responsibility in that. I do not take it lightly and I am extremely fortunate to have been given this opportunity to be with a school that has had such an impact on so many families over the past 143 years.

We believe very strongly in the experience that we provide for children. Childhood is precious and goes by far too quickly. The line between preparation for life and the joy of being a child has to be carefully walked, but the two are not mutually exclusive at Media-Providence Friends School, nor should they ever be. I am humbled and honored to be given the opportunity to lead this wonderful school in our commitment to provide both.

--Teacher Jon Hall, Ed.D., Head of School

Our History

Founded in 1876, Media-Providence Friends School is a co-ed Quaker day school for students in preschool through eighth grade located in downtown Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
 
A close-knit learning community, MPFS offers students big views of the world ahead. Here, in small classes, under the caring tutelage of early childhood, elementary school and adolescent experts who love what they do, students from different backgrounds and faiths grow up together, immersed in an academic environment that speaks to all the aspects of their beings: intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual.

Every day, students at Friends are engaged in the processes of learning and discovery in contexts that honor the values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and service. As they reflect upon what they hear, see and feel, make connections between lessons and life, construct knowledge and act upon their convictions, they learn that learning itself is a lifetime pursuit.

"The line between preparation for life and the joy of being a child has to be carefully walked, but the two are not mutually exclusive at Media-Providence Friends School."

-T. Jon
Head of School