The Power of Play

The Power of Play by Michael Zimmerman “Play is the work of children” is a misleading platitude. An expression that suggests play is frivolous and needs the imprimatur of serious work. Friends School Haverford teachers, particularly the teachers of our younger children, assert...
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Students Make an Impact with Carefully Chosen Words

Students Make an Impact with Carefully Chosen Words by Amanda Lane “Poetry lifts the veil from the hidden beauty of the world, and makes familiar objects be as if they were not familiar.” — Percy Bysshe Shelley In first and second grade, we begin to read poetry the first week of...
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When Every Day is “Bring Your Child to Work Day”

When Every Day is “Bring Your Child to Work Day” by Kathleen McGee The phrase “home away from home” is often used to describe a vacation destination where you feel as happy, comfortable, and relaxed as you do in your own home. My daughter Kelly and I are blessed to have a home...
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Open House: Wednesday, May 10 | 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Come visit a school with a culture rooted in academic challenge, intellectual vigor, artistic expression, service, and kindness! Guided by Quaker principles since its founding in 1885, Friends School Haverford provides an intellectually rich program to an intentionally diverse...
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Spring Fair: Saturday, May 13 | 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Come join us for our annual Spring Fair! Carnival games, petting zoo, balloon sculptures, face painting, kids crafts, fair food, flea market, artisan bazaar, and more! The FSH Spring Fair is a time-honored tradition for the entire community. Highlights of this year’s Spring Fair...
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Kyawa Marimba Upcoming Performance Dates

Kwaya Marimba performs compositions inspired by the Shona music of Zimbabwe, which consists of interlocking rhythmic patterns that function like a choir’s soprano, alto, tenor, and bass sections. Click Here to Learn More About Kwaya Marimba   Kwaya Marimba Upcoming Tour...
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Panel Discussion: Thursday, April 13 | 6:45pm – 8:30pm

Join us for a Panel Discussion Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 6:45 pm to 8:30 pm at Friends School Haverford How do members of a community create a sense of belonging? Join us for a panel discussion to unpack issues of diversity. Panelists will reflect on their experiences and...
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Professional Open House: Wednesday, April 5 | 8:45am – 11am

Join us for a Professional Open House Wednesday, April 5, 2017 | 8:45 am to 11:00 am at Friends School Haverford Come network with other professionals to share resources, visit Friend School Haverford’s hands on, minds on classrooms, and learn more about our diverse school...
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A real journey comes to life in the snow

A real journey comes to life in the snow by Amanda Lane “The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn’t even think to ask.”  Jeff Johnson Every school year is a journey. Our community of first and second graders learns and grows together a bit more as each...
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Mud, Rocks, and Water Grow Friendship

Mud, Rocks, and Water Grow Friendship by Meredith Woods Children need to play. Children are happier outdoors. Children learn by doing. It is not a novel concept but more a general understanding of pedagogy and age appropriate needs. Strangely, though, the Forest’s Edge program at...
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