Julia de la Torre Appointed Next Head of School

Julia de la Torre

The Moorestown Friends School Committee (Board of Trustees) is pleased to announce the appointment of Julia de la Torre as the next Head of School. de la Torre is the ninth Head of School in what is considered the “modern era” at Moorestown Friends (post-1920, after the school reconsolidated on one site). She currently serves… Read More


October 20, 2017

US Students Hosted First Quaker Model UN Conference for Four Friends Schools

On Saturday, October 14, Moorestown Friends hosted the first-ever Quaker Model UN Conference (QMUNC). About 60 high school students from Moorestown Friends School, William Penn Charter School, Germantown Friends School, and Abington Friends School convened at the MFS campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. QMUNC was created and organized by Anna Goula ’18, Co-Secretary… Read More


October 20, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Samantha Salazar, Middle and Upper School Art Long-Term Substitute Teacher

By Charlie Tanas ’20, Marketing and Communications Student Intern Samantha Salazar joins the MFS community as a Middle and Upper School Studio Art Long-Term Substitute Teacher. Samantha earned a B.A. in fine arts from Bryn Mawr College and later earned her master’s degree in arts administration from Drexel, where she created art that is now… Read More


October 18, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Erik Curtis, 3D Design & Woodworking Teacher

By Charlie Tanas ’20, Marketing and Communications Student Intern After working as a professional furniture maker for five years, Erik Curtis joins the MFS faculty, teaching 3D design and Woodworking. Erik graduated from Eastern University with a B.A. in history and religion, and later decided to go back to school in order to pursue his… Read More


October 18, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Vashti Williams ’13, Teaching Intern

By Charlie Tanas ’20, Marketing and Communications Student Intern After recently graduating from Goucher College, Vashti Williams ’13 joins the MFS community as a teaching intern in the science department. At Goucher, Vashti earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies and International Business. There, she also served as the president of the Goucher Outdoors Society and… Read More


October 18, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Beth Mutch, Half-Day Preschool Assistant

By Charlie Tanas ’20, Marketing and Communications Student Intern Working alongside Half-Day Preschool Teacher Garrett McVaugh, Beth Mutch joins the MFS community as a Half-Day Preschool Assistant. Beth comes from a family history of teaching, as her aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother were trained as teachers, and her grandfather was the superintendent of schools in York… Read More


October 18, 2017

Three Students Recognized for Top Performance Results on PSAT/NMSQT

All MFS juniors take the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test and three students were recognized for their top performance results. Andrew Landesman ’18 and Ian Millstein ’18 were named as Commended Students in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students place among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2018… Read More


October 16, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Jenny Torgerson, Prekindergarten Teacher

By Charlie Tanas ’20, Marketing and Communications Student Intern Jenny Torgerson joins the MFS faculty as a prekindergarten teacher. Jenny graduated from NYU with a degree in Drama and Applied Theatre, then went on to get her master’s in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College. After eight years of teaching in Los Angeles and… Read More


October 16, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Rachel Mainwaring, Third Grade Teacher

By Andrew Rowan ’19, Marketing and Communications Student Intern Rachel Mainwaring joins MFS as a Third Grade Teacher. Rachel worked in the architecture and design field after undergraduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, before deciding that her true passion was in teaching. Rachel first began teaching in 2006, as an Assistant Teacher at Germantown… Read More


October 16, 2017

New Staff Spotlight: Charmaine Goldsmith, Front Desk Coordinator

By Andrew Rowan ’19, Marketing and Communications Student Intern Charmaine Goldsmith joins MFS as the Morning Front Desk Coordinator, handing the desk over to Chuck Viggiano in the afternoon. Charmaine comes to Moorestown Friends School after 20 years of service for the City of Philadelphia, in various positions in the mayor’s office and the Redevelopment… Read More


October 16, 2017

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