I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s hard to determine if the last four months seem like four weeks or four years. Either way, mid-July is upon us and I want to update you on where things stand regarding MPFS in September...
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
This year students were able to learn about aquaponics and how to grow plants using the ecosystem they've created inside fish tanks. While he was at home distance learning, MPFS student Gage created his own aquaponics system inspired by what he learned in class with T. Daryl. Click here to find out what he has to say about this project. Nice job Gage!
We're happy to present our final 8th Grade Q&A! Today we'll be hosting a safe and physically distant Celebration of the Class of 2020, until we can join together in the Meeting Room for our traditional Meeting for Graduation (tentatively scheduled for August.) Join us in getting to know what makes an MPFS graduate so special as we countdown to the big day!
What advice do you have for next year’s middle school students?
Just be yourself, be kind, and keep up with your work. Be open to new things.