The Still Strong Voice

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...
65 years ago…

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...
Parent Meetings are Fun!

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...
Challenge Program Provides Enrichment For All

Challenge Program Provides Enrichment For All

When we made the strange request to have some of our students do more work, the even stranger complaint was, “Why can’t everyone do extra?!” This year we launched a new “Challenge Program”, designed to provide the opportunity for extra...
Are We Worth Donating To?

Are We Worth Donating To?

“Among all the causes I support, is Monteverde Friends School truly the most in need?” Quakers ask the darndest questions, such as this one from my talk yesterday at Kalamazoo Friends Meeting in Michigan. In the spirit of honest, Quaker “plain...
Poem for International Day of Peace

Poem for International Day of Peace

Please enjoy this beautiful poem by one of our grade 5/6 students: Peace is… Peace is love, a smile, not fighting Peace is doing a picnic with all of my family Peace is love,  being good to yourself being happy and trying to make other happy Peace is the wind or...