Quaker Philosophy Honoring Diversity
Friends School holds strongly to the Quaker belief that there is that of God in each person. Students are encouraged to consider and honor others through the development of healthy, respectful social relationships, the practice of peaceful conflict resolution, and the challenges of intellectually stimulating programs that provoke curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning. Teachers present up-to-date issues through integrated, cross-curricular lessons that meet the needs of a variety of learners. Through these curricula, students develop the problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that enable them to contribute to and share the satisfaction of the group’s academic progress. Quaker values are at the foundation of our programs; all members of the Friends School family learn about honoring diversity, valuing individual and group achievement, and contributing their strengths to the needs of the community and the world.
Our School Community
The FSMH community is made up of a diverse student body. We are dedicated to making the following a priority as put forth by the National Association of Independent Schools:
“Creating and sustaining an inclusive, equitable and just independent school community requires commitment, reflection and conscious and deliberate action, as well as constant vigilance based on the overarching principles of inclusivity, diversity and multiculturalism.”