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.Inquire