Master Storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston Visits the Lower School

On Tuesday, March 19, Charlotte Blake Alston – a master storyteller with over 29 years of experience – visited the Lower School for a series of assemblies and in-class workshops. Charlotte hosted two presentations (one for Preschool/Pre-K students and another for K-4 students) that combined music, stories, and cultural history. She created sound effects with… Read More
March 25, 2019

Alexander Kwak ’23 Awarded Second Chair in All-State Orchestra

Eighth grade cellist Alexander Kwak has been awarded second chair in the New Jersey All-State Intermediate Orchestra. With this honor, Alex ranks as the second place cellist for all middle school students in the state of New Jersey. The numbered “chairs” of an orchestra are a ranking of players’ proficiency and skill; first and second… Read More
March 21, 2019

MFS Students Participate in “Intensive Learning”

Each year, students in grades five through twelve participate in Intensive Learning programs during the week prior to spring break. Intensive Learning has been a school tradition for over 35 years, as each grade in the Middle and Upper Schools takes an in-depth look at a particular topic or issue. Normal class schedules are suspended… Read More
March 21, 2019

Dorothy “Dot” Lopez Appointed Director of Diversity and Inclusion

A message from Head of School Julia de la Torre: I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dorothy “Dot” Lopez as Director of Diversity & Inclusion effective July 1. Dot replaces Karen Washington, and she is eager to transition from her responsibilities as a Middle and Upper School Math Teacher to take on this… Read More
March 18, 2019

Student Publications IMAGES and Cupola Receive First Place Awards

Two student publications, the 2018 Cupola yearbook and the 2018 IMAGES literary magazine, have received first place awards from the American Scholastic Press Association. The Cupola, released with the theme “Our Journey,” also received a silver medal from the Garden State Scholastic Press Association. The Editors-in-Chief were Alexis Kasper ’18, Sujin Kim ’18, and Kayleigh… Read More
March 8, 2019

Third Grade Students Explore Artifacts and Adaptations from Native American History

Third grade students in Rachel Mainwaring and Ted Quinn’s classes recently completed projects about Native American life and survival. Using everyday arts and crafts materials, six small groups designed models of Native American homes from different geographic regions. When parents visited MFS for the March 6 Lower School Welcome Wednesday event, they heard each group’s… Read More
March 7, 2019

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