Friends School of Minnesota held its annual high school night this week. Middle school students and their families spent the evening exploring high schools for 9th grade.
It was great meeting new families and connecting with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community last Saturday at the Midwest Family Equity Conference.
Friends School of Minnesota will have an admissions information table at the 2012 Midwest Family Equality Conference. Stop on by and say hi!
Parents looking at schools often ask why Friends School of Minnesota has mixed-age classrooms. In short, we believe that mixed-age classrooms room build community – which is a core Quaker value and a foundation of progressive education. Learning to work with people of different ages and abilities is what life is all about. Classrooms are great places to start.
One of the best parts of my job is finally meeting all the prospective kindergartners each February. Over the year, I get to know them through the eyes of their parents and teachers but I love meeting them face to face as they come for their school visit.
A common question for prospective parents to ask me is, “How much homework is there?” It’s a great question because it gets right to the heart of a school’s educational philosophy. The amount of homework, the types of assignments and the reasons homework is assigned tells you a lot about what a school believes is important.
When considering a school for your family, you will want to visit during a school day to see it action. During your visit, here are some questions you might think about when you tour and observe in classrooms.