MPFS is committed to creating a community of life-long learners, who grow in nurturing classrooms which offer academic challenge and provide opportunities for character development.
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.
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of Students Receive Need-Based Aid
Miles Traveled From Media to Costa Rica for the 8th Grade Trip
Aside from intelligence and effort, researchers claim that curiosity is one of the three crucial predicting variables of academic achievement. According to the Association for Psychological Science, “Personality traits like curiosity seem to be as important as intelligence...
Students from preschool through 8th grade at Media-Providence Friends School will honor International Day of Peace with an all-school assembly that will include presentations of individual Climate Action statements by each student shown with themed artwork, a Unity paper quilt symbolizing Community (individual squares created by Middle School students), and postcards written to students in El Paso conveying Empathy for the violence their community has experienced...