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Friends Education

Challenging the Mind, Nourishing the Spirit



Friends believe that each person has the capacity for goodness and a responsibility to attain that goodness. Friends schools believe that education is preparation for the whole of life: the lively development of intellectual, physical, and social-emotional capacities as well as those of the spirit. Friends school teachers are facilitators of the learning process, using dialogue, reflection, and inquiry as tools for learning in the classroom. Students learn that all of life is sacred and resonates with meaning.

Academic and Moral Development

Accessibility and Affordability

Diversity and Multiculturalism

Institutional Independence

Peace Education and Nonviolent Conflict Resolution

Service Learning

World Citizenry

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