NFA starts full-day program for 3- and 4-year-olds

Schools | May 28th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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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Moving up to the big table

Schools | May 20th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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 20th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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 13th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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 13th, 2014 | Leave a comment

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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Mount wears red in support of kidnapped girls in Nigeria

Schools | May 13th, 2014 | Leave a comment

The Mount Saint Joseph Academy community wore red Friday, May 9, in support of the kidnapped girls in Nigeria. The school community gathered in the parking lot for a prayer and photo. The photo will be sent to United States political leaders and Mount students will be signing a petition on www.whitehouse.gov (Petition Name: Work […]

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SCH boys and girls earn Cum Laude honors

Schools | May 13th, 2014 | Leave a comment

18 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy junior and senior boys were honored at a Cum Laude Society Induction Ceremony. Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools. Chelsey Roebuck ’06, CHA alumnus, spoke at the boys’ ceremony. Chelsey is the president and co-founder of Emerging Leaders in Technology […]

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Second Lady Jill Biden presents awards to Friends educators

Schools | May 6th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Friends Council on Education, the national organization for 82 Quaker schools across the country, and with affiliates around the world, celebrated 325 years of Quaker education in America with a gala celebration, “Leading in the Light,” on April 24 in the historic Arch Street Meetinghouse in downtown Philadelphia. Dignitaries and noteworthy leaders and educators in […]

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Penn Charter’s honor society

Schools | May 6th, 2014 | Leave a comment

Penn Charter’s honor society, the Cum Laude Society, inducted 30 students – 22 seniors and eight juniors – on April 23. The Penn Charter chapter of the national society, established in 1908, celebrates Arete, Dike and Time – Excellence, Justice and Honor. The Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, rector of the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, an Episcopal […]

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