It’s officially volleyball season and the Girls Varsity team is playing with focus and passion. Their next game is tonight vs. Nightingale. Good luck to the team! Be sure to check the calendar for the most up to date sports schedules. #GoFSOwls
The Girl’s Varsity Soccer team defeated Brooklyn Friends on Monday. Congratulations to the team! Their next game, vs. Calhoun, is tomorrow, September 19. Be sure to check the calendar for the most up to date sports schedules. #GoFSOwls
Landscaping of the front gardens started yesterday and continues today. The trees are sweet baby magnolias. #BosEye
On Sunday, September 15, Grade 9 students and their parents participated in F.L.I.N.G. (Freshmen Lead in National Giving). This annual service event provides students and parents an opportunity to bond with others in the grade while volunteering on the 9/11 Day of Service. This year, Friends partnered with the nonprofit, Earth Matter on Governors Island. Earth Matter seeks to reduce the organic waste misdirected into the garbage stream by encouraging neighbor participation and leadership in composting. Their farm has won national acclaim for its compost learning center and zero-waste initiatives.
College Counseling hosted a Case Studies event for Seniors and their parents on Thursday evening. During the program, college admissions representatives from six different institutions lead mock admissions committees. Each committee discussed three fictitious college applications and came to decisions about admittance. It was an opportunity for Seniors and their parents to see what the college admissions process is like from the other side. Admissions representatives from: Columbia University, Hamilton College, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, the University of Pennsylvania and Trinity College all joined for the event.
Grades 1-4 gathered in the Meetinghouse on Monday (the first day of school) for an introduction to the 2019-2020 School theme: “Taking Care.” Lower School Head John Evans discussed the theme and it’s many different meanings — from self-care to environmental stewardship. Students were eager to share ideas about how they take care themselves (like brushing their teeth) and how they can take care of others (like standing up for a friend.) #FSTakingCare
See the excitement as we opened our doors to a Campus Reimagined for the first day of the 2019-2020 school year! Photos from today are available online at www.friendsseminary.org/FirstDay. #FSCampusReimagined
Today Friends welcomed 779 students for the School’s 234th academic year! #FSCampusReimagined
Work continues as we get ready to welcome 779 students back to a Campus Reimagined on Monday for Friends’ 234th school year. In this video the floor of the Great Room gets its first coat of stain. After a second coat, polyurethane will follow to seal the floor. Today Friends welcomed 779 students for the School’s 234th academic year! #FSCampusReimagined