Bright minds Building foundations
Our Lower School students discover by doing, through hands-on learning and student-initiated investigations—reading, writing, asking questions, conducting experiments, interviewing experts, embarking on field trips, and sharing their knowledge with each other in a balanced program of language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science. Our students learn early to think critically, solve problems, value new discoveries, and embrace academic challenges.
MFS also offers young minds a rich and varied experience, engaging them in visual arts, music, physical education, computers, coding, and library use and research. Lower School at MFS is a time of widening academic horizons — and, more importantly, growing intellectual enthusiasm.
Our youngest students are shaped by vital Quaker principles of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. Guided by these values, Lower School educators support their students in the use of peaceful conflict resolution and peer mediation, while service-learning projects take place throughout the year and at every grade level.
Through our interwoven commitment to academic rigor and spiritual and ethical development, our Lower School helps students develop both eager minds and open hearts.