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Art, Music, Spanish, and other enrichment programs
Greenwood Friends School believes that a rich and balanced curriculum is essential in teaching the whole child. Art, music, drama, physical education and Spanish are integrated into the life of each classroom and supported through enrichment classes, as well.
Greenwood Friends School is governed by a Board of Trustees composed of volunteer members. According to our bylaws, a majority of the trustees must be members of the Religious Society of Friends; the other trustees are at-large members. Trustees are nominated by the Committee on Trustees, a Board committee, and appointed by the Board as a whole for three-year terms. The Board meets once a month and conducts its meetings in the manner of Friends — according to the rules and customs governing Quaker Meetings for Business. Officers of the Board are the Clerk, Assistant Clerk, Recording Clerk, and Treasurer. The Head of School participates in Board meetings as an ex officio member. The work of the Board is facilitated by standing committees and by ad hoc task groups as needed. Membership on Board committees is open to non-Board members.
Greenwood Friends School Board members include: Jennifer Albright, Baker Anderson, Bryan Campbell, Mia Diehl, Dean Girton, Janice Hambridge, Melissa Rycroft and Larry Smith
As part of a network of more than 80 Friends schools in the United States (concentrated in the Philadelphia area), Greenwood benefits from the expertise shared by our colleagues near and far. You can learn more about Quaker education from the Friends Council on Education. They provide an excellent description of “What does a Friends School have to offer?“.
Greenwood welcomes children from families of all faiths and backgrounds.
Greenwood Friends School teaches children to think critically, creatively, and compassionately. The school provides a challenging and supportive academic environment, guided by the Quaker principles of peace, integrity, equality, community, simplicity, and stewardship.
Greenwood Friends School implements its mission in the following ways:
- We nurture a child’s natural curiosity and encourage students to “learn how to learn.”
- Instruction is student-centric, acknowledging each child’s learning style, abilities, and rate of development.
- Flexible classroom groupings allow children to progress in each subject at their own level of ability
- We believe that children reach their highest potential through hands-on and investigative activities that are relevant to tehir lives.
- Students are challenged to recognize and value their own potential and to appreciate the potential of others.
- We strive to help children build a strong self-image and to be their own advocate.
- We value a diverse school community in which students work cooperatively
- We reach out to embrace the local and global communities believing that each person can make a difference in the world.
- Meeting for Worship encourages spiritual and personal growth in a centered atmosphere.
Greenwood Friends School accepts children without regard to race, gender sexual orientation, economic, social or religious background.
When Greenwood closes or has a delay, schedule changes are posted on local media. E-mail notification of early dismissals, delays and cancellations will be sent out by e-mail to all Greenwood families. If you would like to be included on this e-mail list please contact the office. Read below for more information about delays and cancellations, including which Radio and TV stations will broadcast the announcement.