Developing Essential Life Skills Through Science

Developing Essential Life Skills Through Science by Sharon Livingston Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making, states that focus and self control, perspective taking, communication, making connections, critical thinking, taking on challenges, and self directed engaged...
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Open House: Tuesday, March 7 | 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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Art as a Language of Self-expression

Art as a Language of Self-expression by Michael Zimmerman Oh sure, students learn that glaze is a dull paint infused with ground glass that is applied to clay projects, and which blooms in the heat of the kiln into something vibrant and bright. Students learn the inclinations of...
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Open House: Wednesday, February 8 | 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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Is it too early to teach kids about social justice?

Is it too early to teach kids about social justice? by Tuesday Vanstory Is it too early to teach kids about social justice? I don’t think so. It comes down to a discussion about what’s fair and what isn’t. It comes down to how people treat each other and...
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What is Reading?

What is Reading? by Amy McCann I recently smiled as our 14-month-old son sat by a pile of board books. His pudgy legs held the book as if he was the basket. His eyes were mesmerized on the page. As his fingers turned each page, his mouth moved and his babble turned into a...
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Lasting Friendships Made at the Edge of the Playground

Lasting Friendships Made at the Edge of the Playground by Caroline Lenel I can’t remember how exactly this started. One of the mom’s was our “host” family and probably checked in to see how my daughter was doing. There were other friendly smiles and eventually we ended up sitting...
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Open House: Wednesday, January 25 | 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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Speaking Our Minds in Middle School

Speaking Our Minds in Middle School by Liza Ewen A bumper sticker that hangs on the wall in my classroom reads, “Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.” The quote, attributed to Maggie Kuhn, may seem a bit out of place for those of us who work and live with middle schoolers....
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The FSH Community Gives Thanks

The FSH Community Gives Thanks by Jessica Magin As the holiday season quickly approaches, our Friends School Haverford community is reflecting on the word, “thanks.” Thanks is a powerful word for a Forest’s Edge nursery student who thanks a friend for a hug or an eighth grader...
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