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STEAM Week Blends Academic Resiliency & Service Learning

Posted On: 5/22/2018 11:13 AM
With a focus on engineering and service learning, 5th-8th grade students worked together to build twenty 3D-printed prosthetic hands, which are in the process of being donated to children in need...
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8th Grade Costa Rica Blog: Day 6

Posted On: 5/1/2018 3:10 PM
T. Lisa heard from someone that there was a tapir on the path up ahead. Sure enough, the tapir was there and we were able to get many pictures of it. It's pretty rare to see both a quetzal and tapir in the same week... 
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8th Grade Costa Rica Blog: Day 5

Posted On: 5/1/2018 3:07 PM
When we first got to the school, we got to know the kids. When the kids returned to their school work, we helped paint a wall that was in need of a paint job... 
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8th Grade Costa Rica Blog: Day 4

Posted On: 5/1/2018 3:02 PM
We saw from start to finish how coffee was made, and it gave us a really nice sense of appreciation for the way fruit and coffee are cultivated. We learned the struggles of farming and what the benefits are to growing organic products...
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8th Grade Costa Rica Blog: Day 3

Posted On: 4/30/2018 3:54 PM
First we went to our hotel's restaurant for breakfast. After we ate, we went horse back riding... 
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8th Grade Costa Rica Blog: Day 2

Posted On: 4/30/2018 3:51 PM
Today we had a four hour ride to Monteverde. On this ride, we saw many species of birds such as: the black guan, mexican tree frog, great white heron, scarlet rump tangier, a yellow fly catcher, seed eater, hawks, and many more...
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Follow Along With Our 8th Graders As They Explore Costa Rica!

Posted On: 4/20/2018 12:44 PM
Our 8th graders are blogging from their adventures in Costa Rica! Each year, the 8th grade class ventures on a culminating experience in Costa Rica integrating, art, science, social studies and Spanish. Follow along as they explore...
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Students Will Build Prosthetic Hand for STEAM Week

Posted On: 4/11/2018 10:09 AM
With a focus on engineering and service learning, students will work together to build a 3-D printed prosthetic hand...
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MPFS Hosts a Screening of "Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age"

Posted On: 3/15/2018 5:43 PM
Media-Providence Friends School invites the community to a free screening of the film Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age on Thursday, April 5th at 7pm...
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Signing On to FCE Statement of Support: Student Activism Around Gun Violence

Posted On: 3/14/2018 8:50 AM
T. Earl is among 69 Heads of School representing Quaker schools nationwide and two international affiliates who signed on to Friends Council on Education (FCE)'s Statement of Support: Student Activism around Gun Violence... 
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A Message for MPFS Families & Our Community

Posted On: 2/20/2018 4:36 PM
There will be lots of media attention in the coming days and weeks. Children will undoubtedly have questions about what happened and will need reassurance that they are safe. As you consider what is appropriate for your family, these guidelines may be helpful...
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Well-balanced Words of Wisdom From Our STEAM Speaker

Posted On: 2/12/2018 10:36 AM
In conjunction with our yearlong STEAM theme, Windows Into Health: Finding a Healthy Balance, clinical dietitian Megan Robinson spoke to all of our students about balanced eating during Monday’s Meeting for Assembly (MFA)...
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In-School Service Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted On: 1/15/2018 12:40 PM
The MPFS community participated in activities focused around service, equality, and kindness in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and in conjunction with our yearlong STEAM theme of Windows Into Health: Finding a Healthy Balance... 
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3rd-6th Grade Math Games Night! Empowering Students Through Mathematical Thinking

Posted On: 1/15/2018 1:52 PM
Teachers provided insight into our math curriculum, how we foster math mastery and mathematical thinking, and a sense of the fun that comes with learning math at MPFS... 
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Tax Reform Bill: How You Can Help MPFS

Posted On: 12/18/2017 6:40 PM
No doubt you have heard and read about the final tax reform bill due to come before Congress for a vote, likely as early as next week. This bill has significant implications for MPFS, our students, our families, and our faculty...
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2017 Cornerstone Award Recipient: George S. Forsythe

Posted On: 12/18/2017 3:20 PM
In October 2017, the MPFS Board of Trustees and our Advancement Committee honored George Forsythe with the Cornerstone Award for Outstanding Service to the School...
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Meeting for Assembly: Learning to Receive as Part of a Healthy Balance

Posted On: 12/7/2017 2:42 PM
At Monday's Meeting for Assembly, therapist Nancy Shapiro helped our students and community members find a healthy balance related to our mental well-being... 
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Save the Date: Looking Forward to Middle School Night

Posted On: 11/16/2017 11:53 AM
Join us Thursday, November 30, 6:45-8:30 PM for our special Looking Forward to Middle School program. Please note that this event is open to the community so we encourage you to share this information with possible prospective parents...
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MPFS Hosts "Syrian Families, Refugees in Jordan" with Carol Shearon

Posted On: 10/27/2017 4:01 PM
The presentation will focus on who refugee families are and what we as individuals can do to help. Carol Shearon will speak about her work with UNHCR and visits to refugee camps... 
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Students Honor International Day of Peace

Posted On: 10/4/2017 7:52 AM
Students at Media-Providence Friends School celebrated International Day of Peace with a full day of activities that spanned across grades and subjects... 
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