Kindergarten

Diversity

Moses Brown was one of the leading abolitionists of colonial America, and in establishing the school that now bears his name, he insisted that it be open to students of all affiliations.

Moses Brown teaches children to celebrate the differences between people.  This stems from the Quaker belief that every person has a divine Inner Light, and thus is equally deserving of love and respect.

In the ‘All About Me’ unit, children are invited to celebrate everything that makes them special–their eyes, their hair, their skin, their family and culture.  This is a starting point for discussions about difference, and how we are made stronger as a group by not being all the same.

These lessons and activities are woven throughout the year, building the values and skills that our students will need to succeed in an increasingly global and interconnected world, and to create an educational environment that is just and affirming for every child.

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Faculty

Erik Wilker

Director, Administrative and Strategic Affairs

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Erik Wilker

Northwestern University – B.A.
University of New Mexico – M.A.

Elizabeth Grumbach

Lower School Science

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Elizabeth Grumbach

Bowdoin College – B.A.
Columbia Unversity’s Teacher’s College – M.Ed.

Simone Ahlborn

Lower School Spanish

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Simone Ahlborn

Universidad de Barcelona
Brown University – A.B.
Georgetown University and California State University – M.A.

Melinda Van Lare

Lower School Kindergarten

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Melinda Van Lare

New York University – B.A.
Rhode Island College – B.A.
Rhode Island College – M.Ed.

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