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 electives, seniors discuss race, the legal system, and sexuality in the context of civil rights, and the role of government in prescribing morality. Students who join the Literature of War trip to Washington, D.C. stay at the William Penn House, spending intense hours discussing the role of Quakers in American life.Inquire