Values & Mission
Along with the fundamental belief in cultivating and recognizing the Inner Light in all people, the Quaker Testimonies serve as a practical foundation for learning at Media-Providence Friends School. MPFS embraces the values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Service & Stewardship. These values, often referred to as the SPICES, infuse curriculum in every grade and subject, and explicit instruction in their meaning and application occurs in Humanities and Advisory classes.
Meaningful Learning, Purposeful Life
(Quaker Testimonies or SPICES)
Simplicity: Friends aim to exercise moderation where material possessions and use of Earth’s resources are concerned.
Peace: Quakers seek to eliminate conflicts that lead to violence and war.
Integrity: Friends are expected to be truthful in all interactions.
Community: Respect for every individual compels Friends to foster open, mutually caring and enriching relationships.
Equality: Friends believe that all people are created equal, regardless of race, gender, faith, age or class.
Service & Stewardship: Quakers practice their faith through active engagement to take care of their community and affect positive change in the larger world.
We awaken the passion and potential of all individuals within a welcoming, diverse community led by Quaker values.