Discovery

The world needs

discovery.

Fueled by curiosity, Friends students have the freedom to discover the power of questioning to unlock deeper learning, putting their hands, hearts and minds to work each day.

S.T.E.A.M.

Science

Technology

Engineering

Art

Math

S.T.E.A.M.

Short for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, the acronym is everywhere you look. From LEGO and robotics challenges to kinetic sculptures and the ancient physics and mathematics of Archimedes, students are engaging STEAM challenges with gusto.

“Humans have an innate drive to actively fashion, often with our own hands, solutions to the real world needs and challenges we face.”

— Matt Micciche, Head of School

Continuing revelation.

The idea that truths are revealed from diverse perspectives—or “continuing revelation”—is at the core of the work that happens each day on our campus and is a powerful part of Quaker Education.

Meeting for Worship

An essential element of a Quaker education is the role of reflection. We use reflection in our classrooms as well at our Meetinghouse. Weekly Meeting further strengthens and deepens students’ spiritual growth while building a sense of trust and connection among classmates.

Visiting Authors

Each year Friends welcomes award-winning children’s and young adult authors to campus to share their books and the inspiration behind them. Past authors have included Matt De La Pena, Kwame Alexander, Jack Gantos, and many more.

Watch: Author Jack Gantos reads from his award-winning Rotten Ralph series

The Doctor is In

Sixth graders conclude their four-week infectious diseases unit by engaging in grand rounds-style presentations, detailing their assigned patients’ history, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment plans, and taking questions from colleagues, who, as part of our University Partnership Program, often include physicians from local hospitals.

Inventor’s Fair

Lower Schoolers showcased their research, creativity, and ingenuity to families and Lower School peers during 5th grade Inventor’s Fair. “Sharing their knowledge with authentic audiences reinforces students’ learning. You can see their confidence build with each presentation.”
– Assistant Principal Cynthia Barney

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Discover your passion.

Our students thrive in a culture of participation. Through their experiences on the playing fields and stages, in the studios and through their clubs and activities, students discover their passions and an affinity of like-minded peers.

How Does she do it? The Friends curriculum allows students like Delia to thrive in an array of activities and courses.

More Information about our clubs & activities >

Student Profile

Delia Hatten, Class of ’17

Academics

  • UPP Participant
  • Favorite Class: Math

Arts & Clubs

  • Co-chair, Black Awareness Club
  • Sings in Chorus & with the Pleiades

Athletics

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Sold-out Seats

Whether you have Broadway ambitions or simply want to join in the fun, opportunities await you on the beautiful Forbush Stage. Each year our Middle and Upper Schools boast sold-out performances, with students not only performing on stage and in the orchestra, but building sets, running crew and managing lighting and sound.