REAL LEARNING FOR REAL LIFE

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The success of a premiere school can be measured by its ability to open pathways for its students.  

Every graduate of Friends Meeting School has been accepted to their choice of universities.  With the help of our dedicated College Counselor, each senior narrows their list to the schools that best suit their personalities.  Passionate artists have attended art schools, and students with computer talents have attended some of the top Honors Computer Science schools in the nation.

Our Lower and Middle schools have independently measured their successes as well: students who have attended Friends Meeting School often exceed their grade level by a full year just 4 years after enrolling.

 The Reading Buddies program builds confidence in Middle Schoolers, and gives our youngest students friends to look up to.

The Reading Buddies program builds confidence in Middle Schoolers, and gives our youngest students friends to look up to.

Always looking ahead

Each phase of our academic program involves working with (or for) the students in higher levels; at every level, students are given a glimpse of their future, getting them excited and motivated for the next phase of their studies.  

Our Lower School students practice & prepare for the academics of Middle School through focused subject periods and exposure to upper-level curricula.  Our Middle School students, guided by attentive Homeroom teachers through the demands of a six-period day, practice & prepare daily for the responsibilities and rigor of the High School.  Our High School students prepare for the obligations of college through their Honors- and AP-level academic courses, and practice coping with their upcoming freedom through our Independent Study and Internship programs.

Accelerate at your own pace

Sir Ken Robinson discusses how to fix the 20th-century approach to education.

Friends Meeting School believes that learning is an individual endeavor, and that no two people learn in the same modalities or at the same pace.  Age-based, "factory-style" progress has proven incompatible with reality, and students in large schools are often hamstrung by the abilities of their peers.

Our classes, on the other hand, allow for great flexibility in levels - from the readiness-based classes of our Lower School sending students ahead by a grade or two in any subject they're ready for, to the Independent Study program in the High School that empowers students to learn the subject of their choice at the level of their highest goals.  Simple programmatic choices, such as lining up many levels of Math classes in the same class period, allow students flexibility to advance their grade level in certain subjects while maintaining the strong social bonds that form between students of the same age.

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getting physical

Movement is an essential part of a healthy childhood.  Students who are able to move throughout the day are often healthier and more curious than peers who are stuck at desks all day.  Friends Meeting School builds movement into every student's day, ranging from outdoor walks between classes to the intensity of our athletic program.

recess & flex time

All students, from Kindergarten through High School, are given time to move on their own. "Recess" in the Lower School gives way to "Flex" time in the Middle and High Schools, but both have the same goal: give students space and time to move around of their own accord, developing active social habits and adding a much-needed break to the middle of everyone's day.

Outdoor activity

Every level of our program incorporates some time outdoors.  From weekly nature trail hikes (in the Lower School) to intense environmental examinations by the AP Environmental Science class, our campus offers opportunities for all sorts of active learning.

physical education for all

Friends Meeting School has doubled down on its Physical Education program, giving students of all ages a chance to practice their physical movement and learn new, active skills.  The High School graduation requirements include two years of low-pressure P.E., helping even the most inactive students to build more healthy habits.

equal opportunity Athletics

Our inclusive Athletics program offers all students in grades 5-12 the chance to be part of a team, and gives those students with experience the chance to lead one.  Sports opportunities include Soccer, Cross-Country, Basketball, Volleyball, Track & Field.

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Something profound happens when academic lessons meet universal moral values - classes become less of a siloed experience, and lessons from all aspects of life start to connect, leading to longer-lasting, meaningful learnings and insights.  

Quaker Values infuse our lessons & interactions

Joy-based learning

Appreciative Inquiry

Meetings for Worship

 

 
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