Diversity and Community

Karen WashingtonA Message from the Director of Diversity & Inclusion

At Moorestown Friends School, we are committed to fostering an environment that is both diverse and inclusive. In keeping with the Quaker philosophy of honoring each individual, students representing various ethnic, cultural, religious, gender, and socioeconomic identities are challenged daily to respect and learn from one another.

Across the curriculum, from the youngest students through the Upper School students, we continue to shape and refine a multicultural curriculum that will prepare our students to be productive citizens in the global society in which we live.

There are many opportunities for students to be active in promoting diversity awareness, such as the Middle School Justice League, the Upper School Diversity Committee, Martin Luther King Club, PRIDE Club, or Gender Equality Forum. Students gather in these groups to focus on diversity issues affecting the daily lives of students in the community.

As Director of Diversity & Inclusion, I work with a dedicated team of diversity coordinators who serve as advocates to our students and their families as well as to the faculty and staff of MFS through seminars, workshops, and special events.

Please feel free to contact me at (856) 235-2900 or kwashington@mfriends.org for further information.

– Karen Washington, Director of Diversity & Inclusion

Division Diversity Coordinators

Emily Bowditch, Lower School Diversity Coordinator, ebowditch@mfriends.org
Dorothy Lopez, Middle School Diversity Coordinator, dlopez@mfriends.org
Michael Avilés, Upper School Diversity Coordinator, maviles@mfriends.org

Moorestown Friends School Diversity Statement

Moorestown Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, or sexual orientation.

Fast Facts

43% of the student body are students of color. A wide variety of religious faiths are represented as well. In keeping with the Quaker philosophy of honoring each individual, students representing different ethnic, cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds are challenged daily to respect and learn from one another. The Camden Scholars Program has a 40-year tradition of helping to foster a diverse student body at MFS.

Special Student Groups

Challenging StereotypesA number of organizations on campus foster diversity and community. Here are just a few:

  • Diversity Committee, a division of Upper School Student Government that discusses issues related to diversity and inclusion
  • FOCUS Club, for students who identify as Christian and wish to pursue spiritual practice
  • Gender Equality Forum, which pursues all issues related to gender equality and hosts events such as the Challenging Stereotypes Photo Exhibition
  • Girl Up, associated with an innovative campaign of the United Nations Foundation, aims to give young women the opportunity to become global leaders
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Club is designed to bring together students of all racial and cultural origins for weekly lunch meetings
  • PRIDE Club, Moorestown Friends School’s gay-straight alliance, organizes events to support LGBTQ youth