As a Quaker School, we incorporate Quaker values into everything we do. Once a week, students meet in the morning for a period of silence, called Meeting for Worship, in the Mullica Hill Friends meetinghouse next door to our campus.
During this period, the students corporately settle into quiet, personal reflection. There is a deep question, or “query,” read aloud that is inspired by one of the Quaker SPICES (Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community Equality and Stewardship) and students are then free to stand and speak if so moved or remain silent in reflection. At the close, everyone shakes hands to signal that Meeting for Worship has come to an end.
Here are some Fourth Grade student reflections on Meeting for Worship: