A Letter from Head of School, Teacher Jon Hall

The moment I first stepped onto campus at MPFS, I felt at home here. Everywhere I turned, from the kind and focused attention of the staff, to the children's artwork displayed throughout the school, and the simple, yet beautiful and comforting aesthetic of the campus, everything just felt right. We have an extremely dedicated group of faculty and staff who love and care about Media-Providence Friends School, and it is easy to see why. 

Your children are with us for almost a third of this critical time in their lives. As a father myself, I realize the tremendous responsibility in that. I do not take it lightly and I am extremely fortunate to have been given this opportunity to be with a school that has had such an impact on so many families over the past 143 years.

We believe very strongly in the experience that we provide for children. Childhood is precious and goes by far too quickly. The line between preparation for life and the joy of being a child has to be carefully walked, but the two are not mutually exclusive at Media-Providence Friends School, nor should they ever be. I am humbled and honored to be given the opportunity to lead this wonderful school in our commitment to provide both.

In Friendship,
Jon Hall, Ed.D., Head of School

Our Mission

We awaken the passion and potential of all individuals within a welcoming, diverse community led by Quaker values.


Meaningful Learning, Purposeful Life

Founded in 1876, Media-Providence Friends School is a co-ed Quaker day school for students in age two through grade eight located in downtown Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
A close-knit learning community, MPFS offers students big views of the world ahead. Here, in small classes, under the caring tutelage of early childhood, elementary school and adolescent experts who are passionate about teaching, students from diverse backgrounds and faiths grow up together, immersed in an academic environment that speaks to all the aspects of their beings: intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual.

Every day, students at MPFS are engaged in the processes of learning and inquiry in contexts that honor the Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, Stewardship, and Service. As they make connections between lessons and life, learn to recognize their Inner Light to act upon their convictions, and grow into change-making members of their community, they discover that learning itself is a lifetime pursuit.