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New Leadership for the Fourth Century Center

May 31, 2024

I’m writing this week to share a couple of important announcements in our progress with the AFS strategic plan and the development of the Fourth Century Center.

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A Clear Direction for the Future

February 20, 2024

As I prepare to retire from AFS at the close of this school year, my 19th as head of school, I could not be more proud of or more excited for the AFS community.

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A Reflection on the Holiday Season

December 8, 2023

As the celebration of Hanukkah begins for Jewish families this week, a beautiful season of holidays, traditions and spiritual devotion is upon us.

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A Warm Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year

August 28, 2023

We are a community that is led by learning, by the spirit of “continuing revelation” that is at the heart of an excellent Friends school.

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A Message for the Summer Months

June 26, 2023

We close this school year with so much to look forward to in this vibrant community. I wish all a summer of refreshment, renewal and precious time with family and friends.

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A Reflection on Senior Year

April 14, 2023

This year's Senior class is remarkably reflective and appreciative of their class year and one another.

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On Four Centuries of Friends Education

February 22, 2023

Quaker education at AFS has proven both timeless and timely through the centuries because of a combination of lasting, durable truths and a lively and responsive engagement with the larger world that conti

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A Note on Renewal: Our Quaker Theme of the Year

November 18, 2022

Renewal is a birthright of all human beings, in all circumstances, a capacity of the Light within, that of God in each person.

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A Reflection for the Summer Months

June 30, 2022

This year, I saw life itself breathed into our children by the experience of being at school with incredibly caring and committed adults in their lives. We look forward to a joyful reunion in September.

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A Response to the Recent Tragedies and Violence in America

May 25, 2022

At this time, may we seek the peace within, always present, as the ground from which to live and respond. May we help others to do the same and accept the help of others in finding it ourselves.

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