Meaningful Learning, Purposeful Life

Friends Education

Friends have been linking intellectual, social and spiritual growth for nearly 400 years. Teachers in Friends schools aim to expose children to a “way of seeing the world” that will have a lasting impact on their lives, nurturing a passion for the truth and concern for social justice; and confidence that they can make a difference.

Service Learning

Our belief that our students are preparing for morally-based, global citizenship impels us to utilize the world around us, so they learn that there’s a larger community of which they are a part, that they can participate in it helpfully and that they can influence the lives of others in powerful, positive ways.

STEAM Education

STEAM Education is the integration of science, technology, engineering, art, math, and music across grades. The cross-curriculum, project-based approach to STEAM at MPFS prepares students for critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, adaptability, and more in a quickly advancing world.

Afterschool Enrichment

A rotating schedule of structured after school enrichment courses for every age group is offered each trimester. Classes may include Art Open Studio, Little Naturalists, Ceramics, Cooking, Math & Science Club, Drama, Photography, Zumba, Rock Jam Studio, Tae Kwon Do, Sewing, Yoga, and more.

Makerspace

The Makerspace is a space solely dedicated to encouraging students of all ages to innovate, problem-solve, and create. Students will be equipped with high tech tools, such as a 3D printer; low tech tools, including handsaws and hammers; and tools in between, such as sewing machines.

143

Years in Friends Education

8:1

Student to Teacher Ratio

48%

of Students Receive Need-Based Aid

3,956

Miles Traveled From Media to Costa Rica for the 8th Grade Trip

Around Campus

Get to Know Your Grad: Countdown to Graduation! #7

Tomorrow's the big day! In our final installment of 8th Grade Q&As, we learn about the importance of building trust, big hopes for the future, and middle school advisory...

What do you think you’ll miss the most about MPFS?
Probably all my friends and the bonds I’ve built here. And also, the opportunities like the 8th grade trip to Costa Rica and being able to go to 69th Street to give blankets to the homeless. Just seeing the people’s faces and joy when they got the blankets. They didn’t expect them and it was a pretty cold day.

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Get to Know Your Grad: Countdown to Graduation! #6

In the 6th installment of Get to Know Your Grad, we learn about our almost-graduate's love of soccer, desire to travel, problem-solving, and the importance of empathy in our communities...

What do you think is the most important lesson you’ve learned at MPFS?
That’s hard. Probably MPFS teaches you about real-life situations on that are hard to talk about. But it’s easier to talk about with your good friends and good teachers. 

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Get to Know Your Grad: Countdown to Graduation! #5

In the 5th installment of Get to Know Your Grad, our grad-to-be tells us about the invaluable support of MPFS teachers and her interest in bioengineering and immigration law...

What do you think has made the biggest impression on you at MPFS?
Definitely Teacher Lisa. She knew that I could speak Spanish but, sometimes I would have trouble. She would always help me when I needed, give me the support that I needed. I guess all the teachers have done that for me. Especially, T. Karen, T. Lisa, T. Daryl. T. Jen and T. Christy from last year, and T. Meredith. They all gave me that support that I needed.

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