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.
Freshmen begin their upper school career at Moses Brown with a three-day, two-night orientation trip to a Friends Camp in Maine. There they discuss the social challenges of the teenage years, how to use Quaker values and entrepreneurial thinking to address them, and the guiding lessons in MB’s two centuries of Quaker history.
Throughout their year-long Freshmen Studies class, they use case studies, guest speakers, and site visits to examine ethical questions and how social entrepreneurship can help them leave the world a better place than they found it.Inquire