Tara’s Dream

Tara’s Dream

As Tara Bertrand Hein completes grade 11 and plans for her future, she reflects on our school, our world and her future contributions to it with a bravery and vision that epitomizes the vision and mission of our school.  If you remember her blog post (here) after...
The mountain shivered

The mountain shivered

A series of poetry/storywriting seminars led by Joe Heithaus (who recently wrote the New York Times article about Monteverde) let writers from ages 13 to 83 stretch and bare our souls.  We produced some pretty good stuff, but none better than this perspective on the...
Nobel Peace Prize Project

Nobel Peace Prize Project

Did Obama deserve a Nobel Peace prize? “Maybe yes, but it was premature,” answers Chris. Chris and his grade 5/6 classmates in Spanish class each chose a prize winner to research and present. Each was passionate and informed in their written and verbal...
17 Minutes of Solidarity

17 Minutes of Solidarity

I cried today, for the first time since the Florida shooting, thanks to the brave and compassionate students of Monteverde Friends School. They organized a sit-in, during their recess break, for 17 minutes – one for each student and teacher who lost their lives....
Christmas Program 2017

Christmas Program 2017

Our last day of the semester is always fun and sometimes magical, with songs and skits from every class, graduation diplomas for grades 6, 9 and 12, and usually something unusual from the staff.  Enjoy these photos and videos from this year’s, which was filled...
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...