Mindfully connecting with science

Kindergarten teacher, Annika Nygren, loves science. Her eyes light up when she describes Kindergarteners as natural scientists, filled with curiosity and endless questions and theories. Integrating science with mindfulness resulted in a very interesting project.

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 […]

Friends new NEW math

by Erika Norman, Friends School K-5 Math Teacher Math education has changed drastically in the years since most of us, as parents, were in classrooms, and in that time there has been a wealth of research about best practice as well as brain development around math learning.  At Friends, we are constantly researching this best […]

Big Blue Blocks

by Chris Hollinger, PE Teacher & Director of AfterCare and Enrichment Programs The Big Blue Blocks (BBBs) are here, and are capturing hearts and minds of the Friends School community! During the past week and a half, grades Kindergarten through fifth have had the opportunity to become familiar with this new and awesome addition to our […]

Third graders join Antarctica Expedition

by Meg Hansen, Director of Marketing and Communications Third grade teacher Caroline Long is always looking for the next great adventure and thinking of ways she might weave it into an interesting lesson for her students. It’s just one of the things our students and parents love about Caroline and what makes her a great teacher. […]

Elementary Silver & Gold Celebration

Our elementary students were promoted from one grade to the next at tonight’s Silver & Gold Celebration. Such a beautiful evening under the tent celebrating our students wtih 5th grade speeches and appreciations, fond farewells to departing staff, and honoring our alumni class of 2011 who graduated from high school this year.

Challenging minds. Nurturing spirits. Honoring individuality.