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The New Co-Op Program: A Unique Summer Work Experience


Director of Auxiliary Programs Martha Cameron and Co-Op Program Coordinator Charles Isdell jointly led two rising seniors, Aparna Hiremath and Kirindeep Momi, through the pilot year of the Co-Op Program this summer. The four-week educational immersion program allows students to receive career training from professionals and learn from hands-on company assignments. Aparna completed a competitive analysis… Read More

August 30, 2016

Lower School Director Kelly Banik and Third Grade Teacher Elizabeth Pei Offer Tips for Preparing Preschool Students to Read


Article from MetroKids, Wednesday, August 24: It’s never too early to prepare your child to read. Instead of formal reading instruction, a combination of reading to your child and word games will do the trick, says Polly Hancock, lower school director of academic support at The Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA. “It all needs… Read More

August 25, 2016

From Philadelphia Inquirer: Moorestown Friends Freshman Sets Sights on Harvard – and the White House


Article and Photo from Philadelphia Inquirer, Monday, August 22, 2016: The young man with the splendid grin hands me his card. Calvin R. Bell, III. Student and Young Public Speaker. “I want to go into the public-speaking field,” explains Bell, 14. “I want to speak to other teenagers about success and following your dreams.” There’s… Read More

August 25, 2016

SUMMER SCHOLARS SPOTLIGHT: Junior Scholars Learn the Economics of an Ice Cream Business


By Amanda Cooper ’18 Student Intern, Marketing and Communications Department  I scream, you scream, the Junior Summer Scholars scream for Ice Cream! During a week-long course, the Ice Cream Capital class of rising fourth to sixth graders created their own business models, advertised their own ice cream menus, and learned the economics of trade from a… Read More

August 19, 2016

Sibling Hoopsters Enjoy Success in Maccabi Games

Sterns Maccabi

Two MFS siblings enjoyed success on the Philadelphia-area Maccabi basketball teams. Jack Stern ’19 was a member of the Philadelphia U-16 Boys Basketball Maccabi Team which recentlywon gold medals last week in the Maccabi Games held in St. Louis, while his sister Charlotte Stern ’18 was a member of the U-16 Philadelphia Basketball team which won… Read More

August 16, 2016

Summer Scholars Spotlight: Junior Scholars Sing, Dance, and Act in Musical Theatre


By Amanda Cooper ’18 Student Intern, Marketing and Communications Department  One of the more extroverted Junior Scholars courses offered is Musical Theatre, open to students entering grades 4-6. Over the weeklong course, ten students, ages 9 to 11, worked together to produce a mini-musical while learning about acting, singing, dancing, staging, costume design, set, and prop… Read More

August 9, 2016

Summer Scholars Spotlight: Senior Scholars Prototype Rockets in Kerbal Space Program


By Amanda Cooper ’18 Student Intern, Marketing and Communications Department  The students in the Moorestown Friends Senior Scholars Virtual Rocket Engineering: Kerbal Space Program class explored the physics behind rocket engineering through virtual and hands-on projects. During the weeklong course, the students studied aeronautical engineering concepts such as lift, thrust, and structural integrity. Then they built… Read More

August 9, 2016

Summer Scholars Spotlight: Junior Scholars Study Chemistry Through Cooking


By Amanda Cooper ’18 Student Intern, Marketing and Communications Department  The Moorestown Friends Summer Scholars Program offers students the opportunity to participate in a variety of courses and different learning opportunities. These include science, art, mathematics, technology, and more! The Summer Scholars Program is open to children from prekindergarten through high school. The courses all make… Read More

July 28, 2016

Summer Scholars Spotlight: Mini Scientists Investigate Chemical and Physical Reactions


Each week, Summer Scholars Teacher and MFS Preschool Teacher Stephanie Morris explores different scientific and engineering principles with her four and five-year-old Mini Scholars. As they discover new knowledge about the physical, chemical, and biological sciences, Mini Scholars are always encouraged to discuss predictions and share any curious observations with the larger group to practice… Read More

July 26, 2016

Sujin Kim ’18 Earns Silver Medal at US Rowing National Championships


Article and Photo from Courier-Post, Thursday July 21, 2016: Five South Jersey high school girls earned silver medals at the recent 2016 US Rowing Club National Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio. Caroline Ricciardi (Eastern High School), Elyssa Aronson (Cherry Hill East), Christine Castorino (Haddonfield), Rachel Pierce (Cherry Hill East) and (kneeling in photo) coxswain Sujin Kim… Read More

July 25, 2016

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