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Teaching Is Leadership

March 5, 2019

By Rich Nourie, Head of School

After 25 years now in leadership roles, I see clearly that teaching is leadership and is also an excellent foundation for leadership outside of the classroom.

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Athletics Center Update

December 14, 2018

Over the past several months, it has been exciting to see the Richard N. Berman Athletics Center materialize before our eyes.

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Head of School, December Letter 2018-2019

December 7, 2018

I am made hopeful and thankful everyday by the AFS community.

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Head of School Response to Tragedy in Pittsburgh

October 28, 2018

As are so many, I am shocked, heartbroken and in grief at the news of the devastating violence at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh yesterday.

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Head of School Community Letter September, 2018-2019

September 28, 2018

Community, one of the central testimonies of Quakerism, is indeed a deep strength of our School.

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AFS Rich Nourie Start Of School Letter 2018-2019

August 28, 2018

What a joy it is to feel the gathering energy of a new school year!

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A Letter from Rich Nourie about the Spirit of Quaker Education at AFS

July 17, 2018

The Head of School explains the Quaker Values and why they are an important piece of the Abington Friends School community.

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A Remarkable Day of Celebration at AFS

May 13, 2018

A celebratory groundbreaking ceremony for the Richard N. Berman Athletics Center was the high point of a full day of activities that also included Alumni Day and an EcoFest and Nature Playdate.

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Students in Memoir-Writing Class Gather ‘Seeds of Wisdom’ from Elders

March 23, 2018

Fourteen seniors enrolled in a memoir-writing class sat down to talk with elderly residents of Hopkins Center in a project designed to give voice to those who generally are isolated from the outside world.

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AFS Joins National Walkout Against Gun Violence

March 16, 2018

At AFS, the school took part in the 17-minute walkout in hopes of sustaining attention about ending gun violence in our schools and communities and lifting up the Quaker values of peace and non-violence.

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