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Music Morning at AFS

Event Date: April 6, 2019

AFS is excited to host a Lower School Music Morning for children ages 2 and 1/2 through five years old on Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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The Collaboration Behind A Wrinkle in Time’s Original Music 

In the fall, Middle School Theatre Teacher Mary Carpenter approached Middle School Math teacher and musician Justin Solonynka to ask if he’d be willing to work together on the middle school show. She explained that it would not be a traditional musical as in the past, but a play. However, Mary envisioned that there would be an abundance of transitional music and sound effects. Last year, Justin music directed the Upper School musical Peter and the Starcatcher. He li

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Theatre Wins Honors at Cappies and Independence Awards

The AFS spring 2018  production of “The Diary of Anne Frank” won the Best Play award, along with six other wins in both technical and performance categories at the Cappies Awards. The Cappies' program honors the best in national high school theatre production and dramatic criticism.

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Lower School Celebrates The Shades of Us or Los Tonos de Nosotros

Diversity at AFS is one of our deepest strengths and in the classroom our faculty are constantly hard at work lifting up every student. They're committed to helping each child develop into their full selves, and have a positive sense of their identities. In the Lower School, one of the many ways they cultivate this concept is in Spanish class, with a project where they create an autorretrato (self-portrait).

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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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The Evolution of an AFS Leader

By Ajae’Lyn Price ’22
Leadership is deeply cultivated at Abington Friends School in a myriad of ways. At AFS, you are taught how to be a leader. Our school prepares students for the outside world by discussing real-world problems within our safe community.

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The MedEx Program Lays Groundwork for Students to Excel

The Medical Experience, known as MedEx, at Abington Friends School was fueled by the student desire to learn more at greater depths. Three years ago, the program was created with the goal of exemplifying the immersive and experiential  learning experiences offered by this leading Friends School, while maintaining a strong tie to the mission and value of a Quaker education.

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Allyship: How to be an active ally.

Event Date: March 14, 2019

The All Voices Family Alliance invites you to a panel discussion, Allyship: How to Be an Active Ally. This event will be held on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the Faulkner Reading Room.

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Student Artists Win 27 Scholastic Art Awards

AFS students won a total of 27 Scholastic Art Awards including Selina Zhou '19 who won two "Gold Key" awards, which means she will go on to the next level of competition with the chance to be recognized on a national level.

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