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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The Electoral Process

The Electoral Process by Matthew Jackson Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. —John F. Kennedy For a two-week period prior to the election, Friends School Haverford history classes engaged in conversations about the election. We studied the foundation of the...
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What does it mean to be “naturally curious?”

What does it mean to be “naturally curious?” by Monica Fickenscher Today was Forest Friday in kindergarten. So many parts of today made my heart full and made me realize how lucky I am to be a part of this amazing community. Our morning started with curiosity in the...
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Open House: Tuesday, December 6 | 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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Forest’s Edge Nursery: Small Friends with Big Hearts

Forest’s Edge Nursery: Small Friends with Big Hearts by Meredith Woods Forest’s Edge Nursery may be the youngest friends at Friends School Haverford but they could possibly have the biggest hearts. This class knows there are three rules: With our words and our actions we 1) take...
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Math is a Language

Math is a Language by Michael Zimmerman The excitement is palpable as middle school students count backwards from ten. All eyes are on a model rocket sitting motionless on a launch pad 20 feet distant. The altimeter– nothing more than a protractor, piece of string, and a weight–...
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