News & Announcements

Speaking Words of Wisdom

June is a time of reflection and celebration at FSH. Current third-grade students wrote words of wisdom to our rising third-grade class. They shared wonderful advice and expectations for their fellow students and told them all they can look forward to next year. Writing continued with third-and-fourth-grade classmates sharing class positives about each other: at least a sentence containing a positive memory or characteristic about each of their classmates. Students had so many wonderful things to say about their friends.
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Congratulations to Cheryl Hammond Hopewell!

Throw confetti and congratulate our Director of Finance and Operations Cheryl Hammond Hopewell! Cheryl received the John Batley Award from the Philadelphia Area Independent School Business Officers Association. This is given annually to those who demonstrate a “professional ethos and personal commitment to advancing the role and effectiveness of Business Officers at independent schools.” When she receives the award later this month at PAISBOA's annual meeting, Cheryl will become the first person of color to receive this prestigious honor; her professional peers were in unanimous agreement in recognizing her accomplished career. Thank you, Cheryl, for all that you have done for Friends School Haverford!
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Congratulations, FSH grade 8 graduates!

On Thursday, friends and families gathered for a special virtual graduation ceremony that was filled with joy. A slideshow of photographs brought back memories of the 2019-2020 school year. Friends heard inspiring words from School Committee Clerk Bev Keith and Teacher Liza. Middle school students led us in song with Bob Dylan’s classic tune, "I Shall Be Released." We celebrated our 8th-grade graduates by watching videos documenting the faculty’s surprise visits to their family homes, where they received gifts, graduation certificates, and resounding applause from their proud families and teachers. Faculty and 8th-grade graduates delivered moving farewell speeches. Congratulations to our wonderful 2020 graduates. We wish you the best and will miss you next year! Copy the link to enjoy watching the graduation ceremony: https://youtu.be/undwx1vKDIQ
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Distance Learning & Virtual Admissions

Our campus may be closed, but Early Childhood through Middle School students continue to learn together through FSH Online. We will continue our Distance Learning Program through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.

Our Admissions Office remains open and continues to accept applications for the 2020-21 school year.
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Living Our Mission in the Face of Injustice

As a Quaker school that holds sacred the inherent value of each human life, Friends School Haverford joins with people across our city and nation to mourn the senseless loss of black lives and to stand against the institutionalized racism that allows such violence to happen again and again.
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Nursery Handmade Puppets

Handmade puppets of Teacher Meredith and Teacher Debra went home with nursery students, often tagging along on outdoor adventures. Inspired by the book “Flat Stanley,” these puppets bring a little bit of FSH spirit while Nursery takes nature hikes and outdoor adventures with families. Recently, everyone surprised Teacher Meredith and Teacher Debra by taking out their puppets and playing with them in a Zoom session!
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Virtual Spring Celebration of the Arts

On May 28, families and friends came together for our Virtual Spring Celebration of the Arts, a digital variation of an annual event that showcases the creative expanse of our art curriculum. Participants viewed printmaking, ceramics, fiber arts, paintings, and drawings by students in nursery through eighth grade. Along with the amazing visual art, participants listened to music performed by students through our musical curriculum. If you missed the show, you can still see it by following the link below. Grab a few snacks and a beverage, sit back, and enjoy! Copy link: https://youtu.be/_PZDhwIv0ug
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