Student's Work

We are proud of Everything our students do.  Here are just a few samples to enjoy.

Virtual Poetry

Virtual Poetry By: Daniel Tyx Like schools all over the world, MFS made the transition to online school for the last quarter due to the coronavirus. It was a difficult time for everyone, as we found ourselves learning and teaching in front of computer screens, instead of surrounded by our community of friends, teachers, students, […]

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Tara Hein writing SAT's in Monteverde Costa Rica after Hurricane Nate

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 Tropical Storm Nate, you already know this young woman’s passion and […]

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Monteverde road construction

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 road-building happening right now between Monteverde and Guacimal, by grade […]

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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 presentations – great conversations were to be had throughout the meeting house.

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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. Knowing that some students would still be playing soccer and games […]

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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 with a fun and unified spirit that seems to have […]

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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 the defining characteristics of Monteverde – we are ready to celebrate whatever gift you have to […]

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Fio's poem

Students Share Their Poetry

Before the break, before Tropical Storm Nate, we were honored to have a visiting poet from Sudan. He shared some of his poetry, and also talked with students about the process of creating art. Inspired, two of our grade 10 students stood up and shared their own original work. The Mist – Galen Juliusson The […]

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