Art Abounds at GFS All-School Show

Schools June 4, 2014 0 Comments

At the Germantown Friends All-School Art Show on Thursday, May 29, students, faculty, parents and friends took in the impressive creations of GFS students K-12. The works included Andy Warhol-inspired portraits, vibrantly glazed pottery, carved wooden cars and Trojan Horses, O’Keefe-style flower studies, even a robot programmed to draw the image of a chair. The […]
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NFA presents special athletic awards

Schools June 3, 2014 0 Comments

Two Norwood-Fontbonne Academy athletes who were recently honored at the school’s spring Athletic Assembly. Andrew Cossetti is the recipient of the Russell G. Clements Memorial Award, which was presented by Joseph Pié of the Chestnut Hill Youth Sports Organization along with varsity baseball coach Michael Mannix. The award is presented to a baseball player who […]
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Keystone State Boychoir welcomes 9 new members

Schools June 3, 2014 0 Comments

Nine new members of the Keystone State Boychoir (KSB) received their hard-earned green jackets on Mother’s Day, May 11, at their Spring Concert. The boys worked hard over the last sixteen weeks to earn the coveted green jackets and were proud to don them for the first time during the concert with selections that both […]
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GFS names new head of Lower School

Schools May 28, 2014 0 Comments

Christine Reardon has been appointed the new head of Lower School at Germantown Friends School, effective July 2014. Reardon was first introduced to Quaker education as a high school student at Lincoln School in Providence, R.I., and subsequently at Swarthmore College. Soon after graduating from Swarthmore, she embarked on a career of teaching and leadership […]
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NFA starts full-day program for 3- and 4-year-olds

Schools May 28, 2014 0 Comments

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy has announced the creation of an optional afternoon preschool program for children ages three and four. Students enrolled in the school’s five-morning-a-week Montessori preschool or Pre-primary program (from 8 a.m. to noon) now have the option of extending their day until 3 p.m. with a program that enhances the creative interactive experiences of […]
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GFS senior praised by authors Junot Díaz and Sandra Cisneros

Schools May 20, 2014 0 Comments

by Laura Jamieson Ricardo Jaramillo, a senior at Germantown Friends School, paid tribute to two of his favorite authors, Junot Díaz and Sandra Cisneros, in an original music composition that the GFS choir performed this year. To his amazement, both renowned authors reached out to express their appreciation of his music. It all started with […]
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Moving up to the big table

Schools May 20, 2014 0 Comments

Clad in Sunday’s best, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s five year-old young ladies and gentlemen gathered recently for a white tablecloth luncheon. This annual formal gathering brings all of NFA’s five year-olds from the Montessori Preschool and Primary (Pre-Primary and Kindergarten) programs together as they culminate their years in the campus “Houses” where many have been learning since […]
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Drexel professor visits SCH Academy

Schools May 20, 2014 0 Comments

Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 10th grader Gabriella Sciarrotta (left), Drexel University’s Dr. Steve May, and 10th grader Gib Randall (right) wok on a solar cell. May, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, visited Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s 10th grade chemistry class for three days to introduce the students to material science […]
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GFS grad shares her ‘wiggly’ path to art

Schools May 13, 2014 0 Comments

Artist Mariel Capanna delivered the Germantown Friends School Abigail Rebecca Cohen ’91 Art Lecture on Wednesday, May 7. The Class of 2006 graduate encouraged students to detour off the “straight path” in life. “I took a strange and wandering path to exactly where I wanted to be,” Capanna said. As a “typical GFS student,” Capanna […]
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NFA gets up close and personal with state lawmakers

Schools May 13, 2014 0 Comments

Norwood-Fontbonne Academy’s fourth grade recently traveled to Harrisburg to tour the Pennsylvania State Capitol building, Governor’s Mansion, and other points of interest. This very exciting trip was the culmination of a yearlong project—part of the school’s Signature curriculum—that started last October, when each student in the fourth grade wrote letters to their state representatives. “Many […]
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