As children join the Abington Friends family in Lower School, they join the home of creek walks and peace tables, mold symposiums and Meeting partners, poetry night and reading breakfasts.
Our students are active, engaged thinkers with a powerful sense of their own abilities and a respect for the gifts each person brings to the community. We provide a high level of intellectual challenge in a program designed to guide and inspire children as they discover the full extent of their abilities. Using a developmentally appropriate approach, our teachers give children in the Lower School time to grow, explore and discover.
Through hands-on, interdisciplinary work our students participate actively in projects that teach them to conduct research, calculate, experiment and solve problems. We educate children also in Quaker principles such as non-violent conflict resolution. We help children develop their minds, and hearts, and also their bodies, through physical education. We believe in the timeless and vital institution of free play, knowing it helps children build sensitivity and respect and learn to live peacefully and joyfully in community.