Bringing Color to Your World

Bringing Color to Your World

Over the past weeks, our students have been lovingly drawing on the envelopes of our annual appeal letter (see photos below), which will be reaching you soon if you have shared your address with us.  We instructed the children to not ask for money (that’s in the...
Teachers Getting Ready!

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...
Do Quakers Believe in Fairies?

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...
Women’s March in Monteverde

Women’s March in Monteverde

The theme for our school last year was Equality.  So when Monteverde participated in the international Women’s March yesterday, it was no surprise to see over 1/3 of our student body come out in support. The march started at our school and went down to CASEM,...
How a Science Fair Builds Community

How a Science Fair Builds Community

Want to make an already-hectic last week of school even more crazy? Have a school-wide science fair! Like much of what we do at MFS, the fair was a community builder in many ways: Students worked together in small groups, drawing on each others’ strengths All...