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!
Friends schools share a commitment to the Quaker values such as community. Friends School Lisburn in Ireland shot this video to highlight the sense of community found at the over 100 Friends schools worldwide. Their exuberance will make you smile!
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.