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I’m Not a Quaker…What is Meeting for Business?

Meeting for Business

By Andrew Rowan ’19, Marketing and Communications Student Intern Meeting for Worship for Business (commonly abbreviated to Meeting for Business) is a meeting for a community to come together and discuss concerns, create solutions, and collectively make decisions that will impact the friends of the meeting. “[Moorestown Friends’ Upper School Meeting for Business] is one… Read More

February 22, 2018

Five Students Recognized for NJ Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Five students were recently recognized in the 2018 Southern NJ Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. For the art categories: Calvin Bell ’20 won… Read More

February 21, 2018

Freshman Kayla Patel Earns Silver Medal at Southern NJ History Bee and Bowl to Qualify for Nationals

National History Bee and Bowl

Kayla Patel ’21 attended the 2018 Southern New Jersey History Bee and Bowl at Donovan Catholic High School in Toms River on February 17. Both the National History Bee and National History Bowl are buzzer-based history quiz competitions where high school students attempt to be the first to ring in and answer paragraph-length questions about… Read More

February 21, 2018

Christina Levins ’21 Captures Bronze at Eastern Swimming Championships

Three MFS swimmers traveled to Lancaster on February 16-17 to compete in the Eastern Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships at Franklin & Marshall College. The meet is attended by hundreds of swimmers from independent schools up and down the eastern seaboard with trials held in the morning and finals in the evening (24 swimmers qualify… Read More

February 21, 2018

Swimmers Capture Seven Gold Medals at FSL Championships

Moorestown Friends School swimmers enjoyed a banner weekend at the Friends Schools League championship meet held on Saturday at George School. The girls’ team captured six gold and seven overall medals to finish in second place behind Friends’ Central. Freshmen Allison Fenska and Christina Levins led the way with two gold medals each and they… Read More

February 12, 2018

Student Honors Traditional Chinese Art as Beijing Opera Performer

Beijing Opera

By Andrew Rowan ’19, Marketing and Communications Student Intern For the past five years, Rachel Liu ’20 has been training as a Beijing Opera performer. Beijing opera is a form of Chinese Opera, which dates back to the late 18th century, and combines the skills of singing, dancing, and acrobatics. While there are thousands of… Read More

February 8, 2018

Fifth Grade Genius Hour Sparks Innovation

Fifth Grade Genius Hour

from the desk of Fifth Grade Teacher Monica Burrows “What if……you could learn about anything you wanted?”  This was the question asked of my students during our first Fifth Grade Genius Hour.  The following weeks were spent with open-ended inquiries and activities designed to bring student interests, wonders, and passions to the surface. The concept… Read More

February 8, 2018

First Place Awards for Student Publications

Two student publications, the 2017 Cupola yearbook and the 2017 IMAGES literary magazine, were awarded first place awards by the American Scholastic Press Association. The Cupola had high scores in all the areas of distinction for a school yearbook — content presentation, general page design, general photography, publication structure, and creativity. The Editors-in-Chief were Aparna Hiremath ’17, Kirstin McKean ’17,… Read More

February 7, 2018

Girls’ Basketball Advances to FSL Championship Friday at LaSalle; SJIBT Quarterfinal To Be Played Saturday

A balanced scoring attack and stifling defense helped the MFS Girls’ Basketball team to a 46-32 Friends Schools League (FSL) semifinal victory yesterday in Baiada Field House. Senior Alyssa Runyan (17 points, 10 rebounds) made three consecutive three-point shots in the second quarter to swing the momentum in the Foxes favor. Her sister sophomore Bella… Read More

February 7, 2018

Middle School Science Olympiad Team Wins Eight Medals

At the NJ Science Olympiad Regional Tournament on January 11, the MFS Middle School Science Olympiad team earned eight individual medals: Disease Detective 4th place – Sreehita Hajeebu ’23 and Zahra Rizvi ’23 Picture This 6th place – Nicholas Owens ’23 and Jack Kim ’23 Road Scholar 2nd place – Elliot Smith ’22 and Laz Rizor-Mossgrove ’22 Rocks & Minerals 5th… Read More

January 31, 2018

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