Cleaning up after Nate

Cleaning up after Nate

“We wanted to do something unique; something that no-one else would have done otherwise,” explained one grade 12 student.  As the class mulled over a suitable Community Service project, they thought of Charlie, who had lost his house during October’s...
Poems and Songs of Monteverde

Poems and Songs of Monteverde

Our students aren’t just smart – they’re wildly creative. And, even more important, they’re BRAVE.  They stand up in front of their peers and community and share themselves, and are met with unconditional support and love.  That’s one of...
Back to Normal (with Siblings)

Back to Normal (with Siblings)

On Tuesday we happily welcomed children back, after the break (and camp) during Tropical Storm Nate (see here for details).  We felt both tired and refreshed, like a family that has been through an ordeal and found once again that we can trust and rely on one another....
A Moment to Pause

A Moment to Pause

“Often the best moments of our lives arise within the pauses.” – The Elephant Journal Each day, as part of my own spiritual practice, I write a quote on the board in my office. I find these inspiring words here and there, in books, on-line, from past sermons I have...
Thankful it’s Friday

Thankful it’s Friday

TGIF, but not because we’re tired.  Friday is a great day at Monteverde Friends School.  A day to get to, not get through. We started this morning with our monthly “Town Meeting.”  Grades 7-12 met without teachers to talk about issues they care...