News & Announcements

Kindness Day #MayTheFirst

Today is the day, #MayTheFirst! Friends School Haverford spent the morning celebrating World Kindness Day! Friends started the day with a kindness chain at our outdoor pep rally where they squeezed each other’s hands to pass around kindness. Students, teachers, faculty, and parents travelled around the area to encourage the first thing that everyone should do is to be kind.

At Haverford College, grade 3/4 friends helped beautify the campus by doing some gardening, while nursery school visited Brandywine Living. Others made a stop in Narberth, where preschool met the mayor of the borough, and Ardmore at Suburban Square placing signs in planters and passing out flower seeds to help kindness sprout and grow. Finally everyone returned to campus for a joy-filled performance by CityLove. Thank you CityLove for helping us celebrate our differences and showing us all that we can all be kind, beautiful, creative, and brave.

Thank you to the entire Friends School Haverford community for spreading kindness today and everyday. Remember, #MayTheFirst thing you be is kind!
Read More »

Kindness Day Assembly

We kicked off Kindness Day with an all-school assembly this morning as we gear up to spread kindness out in the community tomorrow. We watched a short video showing the ripple effect of kindness, broke into groups to discuss our personal experiences of kindness, and then shared our thoughts with each other. Join us in doing random acts of kindness tomorrow and every day. Remember, you can be anything, but may the first thing you be is kind. #MayTheFirst
Read More »

Eighth Grade Trip

Grade 8 headed off to Maryland yesterday for their 8th-grade trip. They started in Baltimore and visited the National Aquarium and Ft. McHenry, walked around the city, and had a delicious dinner at an Italian restaurant. They are enjoying each others company and sharing stories of their time at FSH. We look forward to hearing about the rest of their adventures.
Read More »

Earth Day Celebrations

Middle and nursery school students accepted an invitation from Haverford College's arborist to join them in planting cherry trees on the college's campus. Haverford College planted a tree every day last week in celebration of Earth Day. The cherry trees will be the first to show signs of spring next year. We love when our students are able to partner with members of our community in meaningful ways. Back on campus, kindergarten learned about the importance of composting. Kindergarten will distribute buckets to other classes so everyone can all utilize the two compost bins on campus. They will also use a scale to measure and compare the weight of the waste from their classroom that goes to the landfill, the compost bin, and the recycling center.
Read More »

Spring Celebration of the Arts

Families came out for a wonderful evening at our annual Spring Arts Festival. Beautiful artwork in all mediums representing students from nursery school through grade 8 was displayed throughout the schoolhouse for everyone to view. Afterward, everyone gathered in the gym for the music program. Wonderful singing and songs played on the recorder and marimba entertained and captivated the audience. If you missed the event, check out the recording on our next "Watch it Wednesday" video.
Read More »

Partner Time

Nursery through grade eight enjoyed partner time outside on this pretty spring day. Pairing different age groups together encourages friendships, ensures that every student is known throughout the school, and provides opportunities for students to learn from each other.
Read More »

Join us in spreading kindness!

To counter the negative stories we hear, our students will be out in the community on #MayTheFirst doing random acts of kindness. Follow our students' lead by being kind to all those you encounter today and every day. #MayTheFirst thing you be is kind.
Read More »

Nursery School Field Trip

Nursery students have been fascinated with transportation. What a better way to learn about it then taking a field trip by train to the Bryn Mawr Fire Company and the Ludington Library. They walked over to the Haverford train station accompanied by some parents and got aboard the train to the Bryn Mawr station. First stop was Ludington Library for storytime then the Fire Station for a lesson on safety and a tour and exploration of the fire trucks. A special treat was shooting the fire hose.
Read More »
RSS Feed