At the root of Quakerism is the idea that every person has a divine Inner Light and is equally deserving of love and respect. We teach children to ask questions, to reason through answers, and to expect the very best from themselves, their classmates, and their teachers.
Weekly Meeting for Worship offers unprogrammed space for worship, meditation, or simply reflective thinking. When a member of our community feels moved to share, they stand and speak publicly to the group before settling back into silence, giving everyone something new to consider if they wish. In their advisory groups, students plan topics for consideration in Meeting for Worship.
In English, juniors learn about the Transcendentalists, whose philosophy mirrors closely many of the principles of Quakerism, and who encourage people to take thoughtful care of the Earth for our own and others’ well-being. Studying modernist authors brings them face-to-face with questions of economic equality and injustice, and the responsible (and irresponsible) ways that people respond to these intransigent problems.Inquire