Celebrating the 19th Amendment

This year marks the 100th anniversary of women earning the constitutional right to vote. Four of our 6th grade students accepted the challenge set forth by their Humanities teacher, Diane Bramble, to research and present the Nineteenth Amendment to their classmates.

Haiku and Petal Practice

Springtime means flowers, but what is “Petal Practice” and how can we use it to soothe ourselves during our time apart? Third grade teacher, Krysten Fort-Catanese shares this practice as well as the art of Haiku as part of third grade social and emotional literacy.

The Shakespeare Experience

Are Shakespeare’s words really relatable in today’s world and can 4th graders actually learn something about themselves when studying his centuries-old prose? Farren Wyner answers these questions as she shares her renewed love of Shakespeare with her students.

With Design Thinking, The Sky’s The Limit!

Creative problem-solving skills prepare our students to tackle small and large challenges both inside out outside our school walls.Friends School uses Design ThinkingĀ to teach our students how to deconstruct problems and design innovative solutions, and what parents can do to support this at home.

Read, Read, Read Some More

Friends Librarian, deana harragarra waters, loves books and reading. So do her students. When she asked our 5th graders about the value of reading, they had some great answers.

Friends Vision in Action

There are so many amazing things happening all around Friends School. Our 4 division directors recently shared the highlights in preschool, elementary, middle school and the Teacher Preparation Program.

Challenging Minds, Nurturing Spirits, Honoring Individuality

Introduction by Jenefer Donovan, Friends School Board Chair with excerpts from our division directors (Jessie Vanden Hogen, Mandy Stepanovsky and Shelby Pawlina) The first weeks of school are an exciting time of building the wonderful community and norms that carry us through the school year and for which Friends School is known. Across the school […]

Orton-Gillingham Trained Teachers and Friends School

by Honor Taft, Friends School Head of School I am excited to share that teachers Rebecca Gorton (Kindergarten) and Annika Nygren (1stĀ grade) have joined the ranks of teachers with Orton-Gillingham(OG) training. This is a multi-sensory approach to phonics instruction that was originally designed to teach children with dyslexia to read. We now know that all […]

Challenging minds. Nurturing spirits. Honoring individuality.