Program and Curriculum

Stepping up to More Responsibility

Adolescence is a wonderful time of development.  Kids have new skills and abilities, and also are itching for more freedom and responsibility.  They want to do it all, but they still need guidance and support.   As our middle school students grow, we look for opportunities for our middle school students to take leadership in the…

The Admiral at the Lake comes to Chicago Friends School

Every month, a contingent of our students heads to The Admiral at the Lake for an ongoing service project with the residents of the assisted living community there.  However, the Admiral was hit hard by the polar vortex this winter, with frozen and burst pipes; unfortunately, they are still recovering as they continue working through…

Spring And Poetry Are In The Air

Being that it’s poetry month, my Kindergarten-first grade class started reading more poetry over the past two weeks and we have started writing our own poems!  The kids are so creative and motivated, it’s a treat to see. We started with acrostic poems. Acrostic poems are very concrete and accessible for students writing at all…