2017-18 Important Dates

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New MFS Summer Sports Programs – Fencing, Soccer, Tennis, and More!

In 2017, Moorestown Friends School Summer Programs will work in collaboration with a number of highly reputable sports academies —  Moorestown Tennis Club, Universal Soccer Academy, and Zeljkovic Fencing Academy —  to offer expert sports instruction, training, and fun to area youngsters. These professionals specifically work with children to develop training programs that feed their… Read More


March 29, 2017

Liam Schenk ’19 Selected to Compete in Chinese Bridge Speech Contest

Chinese Bridge Speech Contest

Sophomore Liam Schenk has been selected as one of 24 finalists to compete in the 12th Chinese Bridge Speech Contest for U.S. High School Students at the University of Massachusetts Boston on April 22. The highly competitive contest, sponsored by the Confucius Institute, is designed for non-heritage American students to showcase their success in learning… Read More


March 23, 2017

Learning about Industrial Revolution Inventions… Shark Tank Style

By Andrew Rowan ’19, Marketing and Communications Student Intern There may not be dramatic music playing as students enter the “Shark Tank” during Parker Curtis and Josh Weinstein’s 9th Grade 20th Century World History class, but the same witty pitches, scrutiny from investors, and groundbreaking inventions can be found in the Upper School classroom as… Read More


March 22, 2017

Three MFS Winners at University of the Sciences Healthy Lifestyles Competition

Healthy Lifestyles Social Media

On March 4, three MFS Upper School students won prizes at the University of the Sciences 7th Annual Healthy Lifestyles Social Media Competition, sponsored by the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy. Sam Ghazal ’18 took second place and was the recipient of a $1000 prize. Partners Amanda Kezbari ’17 and Tori Edelstein ’17… Read More


March 16, 2017

Andrea Onorato ’08: The Hollywood Set Designer

Andrea Onorato

Is there a connection between the hallways of Moorestown Friends and the studio stages of multi-million dollar blockbuster films in Hollywood? If you ask Andrea Onorato, both are prime spaces for a set designer to bring unbelievably stunning structures and ideas to life. Although in the past three years she has worked on multiple high-profile… Read More


March 16, 2017

Meredith Hanamirian Appointed Upper School Director Effective July 1

New Upper School Director Meredith Hanamirian

Director of College Counseling Meredith Hanamirian has been appointed the school’s Upper School Director (principal) effective July 1. Hanamirian was selected from a strong group of finalists, emerging from a comprehensive national search.  She will replace Justin Brandon who was recently appointed Upper School Principal at Francis W. Parker School in Chicago. “I have spent… Read More


March 16, 2017

Eighth Grade French Class Travels to France with Google Cardboard’s Virtual Reality

Google Cardboard

Students in French/Spanish Teacher Jen Murphy’s eighth grade French class experimented with Google Cardboard’s virtual reality viewer to explore iconic landmarks in Paris. Google Cardboard is a student-friendly virtual reality platform that allows users to view content from their smartphones through the viewer lenses through the Google Street View mobile app. For the world language… Read More


March 10, 2017

Ailsa Stevenson ’11: First-Time Producer, Long-Time Costumer for MFS Theater Productions

Ailsa Stevenson

As producer of this year’s winter play production of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Ailsa Stevenson ’11 was responsible for facilitating all the behind-the-scenes organization to make rehearsals and the show run smoothly. Those duties included organizing dinners for the 80 students in the cast and crew during Tech Week, coordinating the design… Read More


March 10, 2017

Five Student-Athletes Receive FSL Honors

Five winter student-athletes were recently named to Friends Schools League all-star teams: First Team: Charlotte Stern ’18 (Girls’ Basketball) Evan Fenska ’19 (Boys’ Swimming) Honorable Mention: Maddie Mininno ’19 (Girls’ Swimming) Alyssa Runyan ’18 (Girls’ Basketball) Bella Runyan ’20 (Girls’ Basketball) Photo: Top – Bella Runyan, Alyssa Runyan, Charlotte Stern; Bottom – Evan Fenska, Maddie… Read More


March 8, 2017

Upper School Musicians Participate in Annual Instrumental Music Retreat

Rebecca Ansel

On March 3, 28 Upper School students participated in the annual Upper School Instrumental Music Retreat, a full day dedicated to extended rehearsals, master classes, and discussions about ensemble instrumental music. Students began the day with a breakfast and group discussion before breaking out for rehearsals as the Upper School Symphonic/Jazz Ensemble and the Upper… Read More


March 6, 2017

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