The Buckingham Friends School Co-ed Soccer Team was undefeated to win the 2022 Quaker Classic Middle School Soccer Tournament on Wednesday, September 26th. The Quaker Classic is a two-day tournament that has been held every year since 2016 between four local Friends schools – Abington Friends (AFS), Buckingham Friends (BFS), Newtown Friends (NFS), and Friends Select.
News & Announcements
7th Grade Co-Advisor and Teacher Steve Bernardini and Director of Admissions Melissa Clayton were recently interviewed about the importance of recess. Read the article "Recess on the Rebound" on pages 18 & 19 in the latest edition of Bucks Family Magazine.
Get to know our new School Counselor and Lower School Mindfulness Teacher Meghan Delaney!
The 8th Grade trip to the Heifer International Global Village last month was once again an eye-opening experience to remember. The Global Village "aims to educate participants of the causes and effects of hunger and poverty, and to enable them to make a difference in the lives of those in their own communities and around the world" - and it did just that!
Last week, JEM Program Coordinator Laura Down led an all-school assembly that sparked everyone’s interest, introduced this year’s theme, “AIR,” and shared plans for the ways that everyone in the BFS school community will connect with the program this year.
Over the summer, BFS teachers and administrators worked to develop a formal advisory program for the Upper School. Building on the strengths of the long-established mindfulness and developmental workshop lessons, as well as past homeroom activities, and with consideration of the calendar priorities throughout the year, the committee worked to design a formal advisory program with intentional lessons about community, identity, reputation, social-emotional awareness, integrity, conflict resolution, respect, study skills, and executive function skills in the framework of the BFS mission and values.
Groundbreaking Ceremony 2022 – “Good stewardship means taking care of what has been given, not just for ourselves, but for the people around us and future generations as well”
On Friday, September 30, 2022, we gathered as a community – students, faculty, staff, families, trustees, members of Buckingham Friends Meeting, former students and parents, and neighbors and elected officials – to break ground and set the stage for a series of thoughtful, transformative changes to our campus that will allow us to continue to carry out our mission to “honor the Light within each person, inspire scholarship and spiritual community, and instill the value of caring for others and our world.”
I cannot recall how many times I have referenced and/or recommended Dr. Michael Thompson’s book, Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow since it was published in 2012. While a majority of the book focuses on the value of summer camp experiences, chapter one presents a series of things that Dr. Thompson believes we cannot provide for our children. I believe this list is worth considering in the broader context of parenting and as we move forward during the school year together.
Read the latest article about our Groundbreaking Ceremony on September 30th that was featured on the front cover of the 10/11/22 Intelligencer and on the Bucks County Courier Times website!
The township board of supervisors at its July 27 meeting unanimously granted preliminary and final land development approval for a multi-million dollar project at Buckingham Friends School. Work will include a new gymnasium to replace the existing structure built in 1952, a new science center, and renovation of the main building.