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Head Search Committee Update

As you read in previous communications from our Board of Trustees Clerk Parker Snowe, an MPFS Head Search Committee has been convened with members including trustees, faculty, staff, parents of current and former students, alumni, and members of both Media and Providence Meetings. We have met weekly over the past month and are pleased to share our progress toward welcoming a new Head of School to our community.

Managing Stress & Preparing Students for Learning at MPFS

Stress is part of our everyday lives, at all stages of development. Harvard University’s Center of the Developing Child outlines three levels of stress. Not all stress is bad. Learning to manage stress is a skill to practice, a muscle we need to exercise, to become resilient learners...

Exercising Choice & Taking Healthy Risks at MPFS

MPFS is dedicated to creating a community of lifelong learners who grow in a nurturing environment filled with both academic vigor and rich opportunities for character development...

Problem Solving Skills at MPFS

By becoming aware of their strengths and areas of growth and through small class sizes, student-teacher conferencing, sessions focused on study skills, and more students are empowered to tackle new material...

5 Days 150 People Infinite Possibilities: Thinking Critically at MPFS

Critical thinking might simply be defined as bringing every asset to bear on a problem when making a decision. When people use all aspects of themselves – intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical – in thinking about a problem, the focus is powerful. Thinking critically means comparing, contrasting, projecting outcomes, checking reality and research... 

Community Announcement from the Clerk of the Board

As clerk of the Board of Trustees of Media-Providence Friends School, it is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that I write this letter to members of the greater MPFS community to announce that Earl Sissell will be stepping down as Head of School effective at the end of the 2018-2019 school year...

Community Announcement From the Head of School

My letter today is written to announce that at the end of the 2018-2019 school year, I will be stepping down as Head of School at Media-Providence Friends School. It is difficult to think about leaving a place that holds such a special place in my heart, and that of my family, and so many important memories and milestones, but I believe the school is well-prepared to transition to new leadership...

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