Moses Brown is one of the oldest and largest of a network of 80 Friends schools in the U.S. While each is independent, we all share the same essential mission: honoring what Quakers refer to as the Inner Light and helping each child experience that Light within while nurturing and celebrating their own gifts, 人才, 和身份.
Quakerism holds that there is an Inner Light in each of us. This belief yields a deep commitment to equality and community, people of all faiths find resonance in the core human values at the center of Friends (Quaker) education and practice.
Because our world needs ethical leadership, our mission as a Friends school is to provide the rising generation with an ethical core, an unshakable foundation of 完整性 that fosters respect, non-violent resolution of conflict, the desire to make a positive difference in the world. Moses Brown uses these strengths to instill academic excellence and a bold sense of purpose in learning.
A Quaker education can benefit students of all faiths. Our Friends school community depends on diversity of perspective and experience — the wisdom gained through our collective search enriches the individual, 社区, 这个世界.珍姆法登Director of Friends Education
Quakerism was founded in the 1600’s by English people seeking a religious community based on equality rather than hierarchy.
今天, Quakerism—also known as the Religious Society of Friends—thrives in small, strong communities that believe in the dignity and worth of every person; this ‘Inner Light’ compels Quakers to value community, 非暴力, 完整性, 尊重所有人.
300多年来, these beliefs and practices have placed Quakers at the forefront of education with an unwavering commitment to giving and being one’s personal best. 学生 learn to respect themselves and others, demonstrate that respect by doing good work and serving other people.
While most students at Quaker schools come from many different religious traditions, 或者根本没有, the values of Quakerism encourage and guide them every day to do and be their best. In an educational setting this means three things: everyone matters, 沉默很重要, 真相很重要.
Quaker pedagogy insists that we care for each other as a community, hearing and respecting everyone’s voice, making sure that school is a safe place for every child.
A practice of reflection and inquiry is essential to living a life of meaning and purpose. In a busy world, these skills are often overlooked. At Moses Brown, we all make time to reflect, to be thoughtful, to ask probing questions.
两个多世纪以来, MB has fostered in students a foundation of personal 完整性 and respect for others, including the non-violent resolution of conflict and a desire to make a positive difference in the world.
Silent Meeting : Weekly Worship
As a Quaker school, Moses Brown follows a central practice of Friends — 敬拜聚会, an extended period of shared silence and reflection. 向所有人开放, Friends Weekly Meeting invites participants to reflect inwardly and, 如果感动了, to share a message with 社区.
在澳博官方网站app, 敬拜聚会 —30 minutes of unprogrammed space for silent worship, 冥想, or simply reflective thinking - is part of the school week for every child, from nursery through twelfth grade. Each academic division of the school gathers separately in its own 敬拜聚会.
When a student or community member feels moved to share, they can stand and speak publicly to the group before settling back into silence, giving everyone something new to consider if they wish. In advisory groups, students may receive topics for consideration in an upcoming 敬拜聚会. 学生 are encouraged to find their voice and share their own truths with 社区.
敬拜聚会 is an essential touchstone for students. Upon returning to Moses Brown, many alumni cite it as one of the most cherished aspects of their MB experience and long for this ingrained cultural respect for reflection and introspection.