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...
Financial Statements

Financial Statements

Among the many good measures of our health last school year (100% enrollment, 100% pass rate…) we must include our financial health.  In 2015-16 we had a PLANNED deficit as we made strategic investments to strengthen the school’s academic services,...
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...