3rd Grade

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.

Opportunities to explore identity and equity abound through Social Emotional Learning activities, service learning partnerships with Camp Street Ministries, and more.

Students explore the origins of Thanksgiving through multiple perspectives.  The history of New Bedford introduces them to the role of Quakers in the Underground Railroad.  And a long-distance partnership with schoolchildren in Nepal challenges them to write and reflect on one of life’s big questions: “In what ways are communities around the world more similar–or more different–than we expect?”

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

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All School Concert

Celebrating Black History and Culture

The performing arts department presented a celebration of Black history and culture which combined the talents of students and faculty members from across our school, including a combined chorus, string orchestra, and wind ensemble that in total included more than 150 musicians on stage at the same time.

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.

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