The hand, the heart, the eye,
The tools for each to learn and teach…
Rooted in the Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace and Social Justice, Integrity, Community, Equality and Care for the Earth, United Friends School educates students to meet the rest of their lives with courage and conviction by engaging them in critical inquiry, solution-seeking, and participation in social action. United Friends School nurtures the intellectual, spiritual, and emotional growth of students and guides them to see the Light in themselves and in others.
Quaker focus on the spirit of God in each person is the foundation upon which we build a school community. Our community of students, staff, parents, grandparents and trustees provides a special opportunity for all to learn, to teach, to serve and to accept others. Subjects are integrated throughout a developmentally appropriate curriculum to allow students to make connections among learning experiences.
Our Educational Goal
Strong Teacher-Student Relationships
We maintain our high educational standards by providing for strong teacher-student relationships in an environment of spiritual growth and educational discovery.
Our Educational Values
Values are instilled by working in a cooperative environment where the needs of individual students are met through open-ended, student-centered, exploratory activities and conflicts are resolved through Quaker conflict resolution practices.
Peer Teaching and Mixed Age Groupings
Peer teaching and mixed age groupings are valued practices and integrated throughout a developmentally-appropriate curriculum to allow students to make connections in their learning experiences. Parents, caregivers, and teachers work together helping each child develop and maintain a positive sense of self, respect for others, a desire for and love of learning, self-reliance, and a responsibility for the world around them.
Equity and Justice
United Friends School works to cultivate and nurture an inclusive environment where we can explore, discover, and embrace our differences and similarities in non-judgmental ways. Using the guiding principles of the Quaker testimonies, particularly Equality, United Friends School embodies an atmosphere of equity and social justice.
The exploration of our diverse community and complex world is central to an education at United Friends School. Through our curriculum, culture, practices and policies, we seek to reflect the diverse Community in which we live and encourage students to become catalysts for change.
Our Non-Discrimination Policy
UFS does not discriminate against any person based on age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. For students, this applies to educational programs, athletics and other co-curricular programs, social and recreational programs, and student services. For faculty and staff, this applies to all employment decisions including selection, benefits, compensation, training and educational programs, promotion/demotion, and termination.