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...
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
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.
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.