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In Honor Of Pat Hunt's 100th Birthday!

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...

Head of School Update, November 12, 2020

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..."

Head of School Update, November 7th, 2020

Dear Friends,

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...

Media Fair Trade Honors MPFS with Fair Trade Scholastic Award

On Thursday, October 15, Media Fair Trade honored MPFS with the Fair Trade Scholastic Award at the Media Borough Council Meeting. As you may know, Media is America's First Fair Trade Town and MPFS became one of four schools in the nation first certified as a Fair Trade School in 2014...

T. Emily Exhibiting at Philadelphia Art Gallery

Our own T. Emily is exhibiting her beautiful art quilts at the Gross McCleaf Gallery in Philadelphia beginning today November 5 and running through November 28. We invite our community to enjoy her show This Moment: New Fiber Work and support the creative endeavors of our teachers!

School Days: Pandemic Edition  Scheming to Stay Connected

The following article was written by MPFS 8th grade student Jeremy Peyton Jones and was original published in The Swarthmorean on Friday, October 16, 2020.

Coming back to our Chromebooks for the first day of eighth grade at Media Providence Friends School didn’t feel as weird as it could have. By then, I’d adjusted to the fact that I wasn't going back in person... 

A Call to Vote in 2020: An Historical Friends Perspective

Dear Friends,

As we come into the last few weeks before the 2020 elections, there are many things at stake which we, as a Friends school, care deeply about. In fact, Friends have had a long history of activism to make the world a better place not for a select few, but for all. One very important example is the right to vote...

Head of School Update, October 21, 2020


Dea Friends, 

I know that as we get into the colder weather and the typical cold and flu symptoms arise, there will be some confusion around when to get tested for COVID-19. The first thing I would like to do in this update is to provide you with that information...

Head of School Update, October 16, 2020


Dea Friends, 

I know that as we get into the colder weather and the typical cold and flu symptoms arise, there will be some confusion around when to get tested for COVID-19. The first thing I would like to do in this update is to provide you with that information...

Extended Day Program & COVID-19 Protocols

Our Extended Day program will follow the same protocols of social distancing, mask wearing and frequent hand washing that are set out in the policies of MPFS. 

Where possible, Extended Day will take place outdoors. Children will be split into two pods - Preschool and Kindergarten in one pod, and then the rest of the school will be in another pod...

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