Teachers Getting Ready!

It’s a time to be nervous and excited. Feel dreadfully unprepared and yet oh so ready to embrace the children yet again.  Ready or not, students arrive tomorrow! Our new teachers started their orientation on Tuesday, and were joined by the veteran teachers on...

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Our Amazing New Teachers

4 new teachers, all with years of teaching experience, oodles of qualifications, and (most importantly) the right spirit to join our team.  Welcome to: Pam Holschuch – Grade 9-12 Humanities, 11/12 Homeroom Pam joins the MFS team after teaching for 4 years at the...

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The Still Strong Voice

“The Medium is the Message” – speech by graduating student Cristina Herrera at our 65th Anniversary celebration (español sigue): Quakers often talk about the importance of paying attention to the “still small voice” that sometimes makes itself heard...

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65th Anniversary – Magical Moments

65 Years!  With 30 out-of-town guests and hundreds of local alumni, parents and teachers (see familiar faces in the photos below), we celebrated non-stop for 4 days.  Just some of the highlights included: Saturday celebration. In the middle of our annual Sports Day,...

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Do Quakers Believe in Fairies?

In our quest for Simplicity, we sent the children out this morning into the woods to build fairy houses. We never asked if they actually believe, but children from 6 to 16 were actively engaged, caring about their creations. This exercise was part of...

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65 years ago…

…a school was born. Monteverde Friends School opened in Feb/March 1952. As we prepare for the celebration/reunion in March, we are looking back at our brave beginnings. In earlier blog post we shared about the founding. Here’s another account from our...

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Parent Meetings are Fun!

Part of what I appreciate about sending my children to the Monteverde Friends School during our family’s year abroad in Costa Rica is the fact that we parents are welcomed into the community, too. This involvement comes through parent work days, community events...

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