Our wonderful Friend, Pat Hunt, is 100 years old on Monday, December 7th. In true Pat fashion, to honor this Centenarian extraordinaire, her family wishes for friends to join them and make a gift to MPFS for financial aid. Long an advocate for the school's dedication to creating a community of life-long learners who grow in a nurturing environment filled with both academic vigor, and rich opportunities for character development...
The faculty and staff at MPFS are allowed the flexibility to craft an outstanding distance learning program and had the ability to do test-runs before the stay-at-home order was put into place. Additionally, each family has been equipped with Chromebooks to ensure that all MPFS students, regardless of finances, are able to successfully participate.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Years in Friends Education
Student to Teacher Ratio
of Students Receive Need-Based Aid
Miles Traveled From Media to Costa Rica for the 8th Grade Trip
Between last week and this, the CHOP Policy lab (CPL) has changed their stance quite a bit as a result of the increase in transmission rates (in the greater communities mainly, but in some schools as well). "Unfortunately, overall infection rates in children are now outpacing those of adults in many areas of the country..."
I hope this finds you well, in a good state of mind regardless of your political leaning, and enjoying some consistent days without the cold and rain. I have a few things I want to share with you this week pertaining mostly to two calls I participated in this week, one with the CHOP PolicyLab and one with the Director of the Chester County Health Department...