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July 25, 2016

Talking to children after racial incidents

Parents have a natural instinct to teach and protect their children. Do we try to explain the strife our child sees on television? Or should we try to shield her from such “grown up” problems? In this recent interview, Dr. Howard Stevenson, of the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of…
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May 31, 2016

Why Movement is Essential in Early Childhood Education

Experiential learning, in which children acquire knowledge by doing and via reflection on their experiences, is full of movement, imagination, and self-directed play. Yet such learning is increasingly rare in early-childhood classrooms in the US, where many young children spend their days sitting at tables and completing worksheets. To read…
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May 3, 2016

What kind of music should kids listen to at a young age?

Whether they’re singing along with Curious George’s theme song or asking you to turn up a popular song on the car radio, children love music. But what kind of music should kids listen to at a young age? Here are some helpful tips on creating an appropriate musical library for…
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March 14, 2016

Summer Camp Registration Open

United Friends School 2016 Summer Camp Sign-up now while space is available! A variety of camps take place from June to August for students ranging in ages 4-14. Students can learn to build rockets, dissect and investigate computer components, explore for cool critters, make summertime treasures, delve into the world of…
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February 24, 2016

Spring Benefit April 23rd

Click here for an online form that can only be used to make payment for attendance (RSVP), advertising and sponsorships. If you would like to donate an auction item, you can download the Donation Form here or contact Spring Benefit Committee directly at SpringBenefit@unitedfriendsschool.org. Thank You!
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January 26, 2016

RESCHEDULED: Movie Screening – Most Likely to Succeed

UFS is hosting a screening of the documentary Most Likely to Succeed, followed by a discussion lead by UFS faculty. The feature-length documentary examines the history of education, revealing the growing shortcomings of our nation's school model in todayʼs innovative world. For most of the last century, entry-level jobs were plentiful, and college was an…
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October 8, 2015

Giving Thanks Run 5K/10K & Kids’ Run

United Friends School is hosting a 5K where participants will walk, jog and run their way toward a healthier life while raising funds for our school. Proceeds from event and sponsorships benefit the United Friends School Scholarship Fund, giving children the chance to experience a Quaker education.The event will start…
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September 9, 2015

After School Enrichment – Fall 2015

A variety of classes after school take place from September to December for students beginning with age 4. Students can learn to build with a Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot kit, learn different types of illustrations,  build and perform a Shakespearean-style comedy or learn basic skills for sports with Stretch-n-Grow. Click here to take a look…
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