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Notes for Prospective Students
Students learn to respect and practice truth and to know the
various ways it can be found — through scientific
investigation, creative expression, conversation, worship, service
within the school community, and beyond.
They are encouraged by
word and example to respect the talents and perspectives of others,
and include them in a cooperative, rather than competitive search
* The "Social Curriculum" helps us provide a safe,
enriching school environment for every child.
In Teaching Children
to Care, Ruth Charney states, "To feel safe, children must feel
seen." ** At NGFS, students experience the security of being seen
Mutual trust is born from this security.
students feel seen, they are released to focus on their work.
take a proactive, explicit approach to teaching expected behaviors
in the classroom.
Through modeling, role-playing, and discussion,
we explore appropriate attitudes and responses.
Time is devoted to
these fundamental skills, believing that they lay the foundation to
In developmentally appropriate ways students
are given opportunities to build the interpersonal skills necessary
for the peaceful resolution of conflict.
*"What does a Friends School Have to Offer?"Friends Council on
Teaching Children to Care.
for Children, 1992.