Moral questions often aren’t as clear as we’d like. Life comes in shades of gray. Moses Brown teaches kids to use Quaker values as a guide when things get murky. Put simply, Quakers believe that every person has a divine Inner Light, and that no one has a unique claim on the Truth. As such, everyone deserves love and respect, and bears responsibility for their own integrity and making the kind of community we all want to live in. We demonstrate this shared responsibility and inherent equality, among other ways, through the Quaker custom of having adults and students address one another by their first names.
The transition to high school is a formative time in students’ lives. As the oldest members of the student body, seniors can play a significant role in welcoming ninth graders to the upper school and imparting the philosophy, culture, and values of the Moses Brown community. This responsibility is one students take seriously, and which they pass on to younger students. Peer Leaders will coach freshmen on school culture, diversity, time management, social innovation, ethical leadership, and decision-making.Inquire