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Moorestown Friends School


Moorestown Friends School is located on 44 acres in the middle of Moorestown and is a school “dedicated to the pursuit of educational excellence for a diverse student body within an academically rigorous and balanced program emphasizing personal, ethical and spiritual growth.” To learn more about the school by looking at photos and watching videos, visit http://www.mfsopportunities.org/.

More than 710 students attend the school, representing more than 60 districts within a 50 mile radius of the school. The school offers pre-kindergarten through grade 12 and boasts athletic facilities such as all-purpose playing fields, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, gymnasiums and a field house. Students at the school frequently earn admission into the most selective colleges and universities in the country and abroad. The total average SAT score for the Class of 2012 was 1866, the highest in southern New Jersey.

The lower school contains small pre-school through fourth grade classes that focus on reading, writing, language arts, mathematics, social studies and science, along with visual arts, music, physical education, computers, library use, and Spanish. In middle school, students get the chance to participate in activities such as choir, band, the school newspaper, athletics and much more. The high school prepares students for life after graduation and offers students a chance to explore a specific academic area or course of study. Fourteen advanced placement courses are also offered.

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Congratulations to Moorestown Friends School seniors Matthew Brown, Daphni Sawyer and Simone Stanley for being named National Achievement Scholarship Outstanding Participants. Of the more than 160,000 students who enter the program each year, only 3,100 participants are highlighted as outstanding.

Senior Aaron Ferber has been named a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar, based on his PSAT performance and grade point average. The program sends a list of nearly 5,000 students in the country to “subscribing colleges and universities that are particularly interested in academically outstanding seniors of Hispanic/Latino heritage,” according to the school’s website.

Additionally, eight Moorestown Friends students were recognized this 2012-2013 school year by the National Merit Scholarship Program: Caroline Cramer, Aaron Ferber, Margaret Fischer, Alexander Hines, Claire Langlotz, Sarah Master, Kyle Price and Spencer Bard. In addition to these scholars, three seniors, Andrew Jaffe, Joseph Kiernan and Austin Harris, were named semifinalists.

The Moorestown Friends School Arts Program offers music, visual and performing arts options. Students are able to participate in photography, woodworking, choral and instrumental music, a fall musical or a spring drama.

The fall 2012 play presented at Moorestown Friends was Gypsy. Students including Spencer Bard, Emiko Borne, Maureen Kelleher, Aseeli Coleman, Larissa Morgan, Rachel Weiss, Brett Eiffes and Austin Harris, presented the musical on November 15-17.

The school also offers many sports to students including soccer, field hockey, tennis, cross country, basketball, fencing, swimming, lacrosse, crew and golf.

The Red & Blue Athletic Booster Club is a parent organization that provides support to the athletic department at the school. The group's Red Sock Run was established seven years ago and will take place on Alumni Weekend. It features a One Mile Fun Run/Walk, a Toddler Trek for ages 5 and younger, and a 5K race. For more information, visit http://www.mfriends.org/07/parents_red_sock_past.php.

In 2008, the Moorestown Friends School Alumni formed a Facebook fan page with info on reunions, upcoming events and a chance for graduates to reunite with former classmates. Visit http://www.facebook.com/mfsalumni to learn more.

MFS is now on Twitter. You can follow the school and receive their updates by searching @mfsfox.

Moorestown Friends School will be offering a Summer Scholars Program from July 8-12, July 15-19 and July 22-26, 2013 in their air-conditioned and recently renovated Hartman Hall and historic Greenleaf Mansion. Programs will be offered for students entering pre-kindergarten through grade 10. Extended day options are also available. For more information, visit http://www.mfriends.org/07/MFSSummerScholars.php.

Moorestown Friends School is located at 110 E. Main Street in Moorestown. For more information about the school, call 856-235-2900 or go to mfriends.org.

© SouthJersey.com 2013. All rights reserved. This article or parts thereof may not be reprinted or reproduced by any other party without the express written consent of SouthJersey.com. For more information, please call 856-797-9910.

For more information about what’s going on in our local schools and what today’s students are up to, visit our South Jersey Schools page.


Author: Meghan Shaginaw

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