Service Learning

Service Learning at MPFS combines our commitment to school, local, and far-reaching service with our mission to provide students with the deep understanding and practical skills to address real-world problems toward social justice and change, always rooted in Quaker values.

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.

At all ages and in every class, our students engage in learning through service and service through action. We conduct service learning via self-contained campus initiatives and in partnership with local, regional, and worldwide organizations.

Middle schoolers harvesting plants in the campus medicinal herb garden for small business serving underserved communities.

Middle schoolers harvest medicinal herbs from our on-campus African diaspora garden for a local small business that provides holistic care to underserved communities.

Teachers guide active projects and reflections, working to integrate them into the curriculum and align with the Quaker SPICES. . Students participate in projects including recycling, food drives, clothing drives, and Fair Trade initiatives.

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Through Service Learning, students gain a sense of responsibility for one another, their community, and their world, along with self-worth, compassion, and empowerment. At MPFS, values are taught, lived, and carried forward by students who continue to demonstrate effective, integrity-filled action personally and professionally.