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...
Sundays in Monteverde

Sundays in Monteverde

In a small, tight community like Monteverde, we make our own fun – just take this Sunday for example: 10:00 – Friends come early for half an hour of singing 10:30 – Meeting for worship, with two children’s groups splitting off.  The teen group...
Hazel Guindon – Class of 2007

Hazel Guindon – Class of 2007

Interviewing Hazel Guindon was never meant to be a normal experience – especially when she’s 10 feet up a ladder. While completing a wall-to-wall nature mural for a local non-profit (CIEE), Hazel chats non-stop (her only speed!) about how her education at...
Dia de los Niños – Children’s Day

Dia de los Niños – Children’s Day

What do children want most?  We let them tell us on this annual Dia de los Niños.  They want songs – especially the traditional ones they’ve been singing as a school community since they started here.  They want games – trampoline, twister, spider...