I write to offer a warm welcome to everyone and share a few thoughts as we begin a new school year – our 226th year – at Buckingham Friends School. But first, the big news is that 45 new students (and 38 new families) have joined and are already contributing to the quality of our school community and culture this year.
News & Announcements
Read Paul's latest blog, "True Grit: Can Perseverance Be Taught?' highlights the work of Positive Psychologist Angela Duckworth, Ph.D., known for her original, broadly regarded research on grit and self-control.
For the health and safety of our community, Buckingham Friends School has pivoted to a temporary period of distance learning from December 1st through December 18th. During this time, students will be fully engaged by our dedicated teachers, who will utilize innovative resources and deliver our broad program and schedule in a manner true to our mission, core values, and philosophy. We look forward to welcoming our students back to campus for in-person learning following our Winter Break.
Due to the predicted hazardous conditions and timing of the winter snowstorm, Buckingham Friends School will be closed on Thursday, December 17. Be safe and enjoy the snow!
After three months away, members of the Eighth Grade class, their immediate families, and several teachers returned to campus on June 12th – in socially-distanced ways – to celebrate the Eighth Grade class, conclude BFS’s 225th year, and hold graduation on the upper field.
In March 2020 the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade French students participated in Le Grand Concours, a National French Contest sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French.
Using a self-designed procedure, our 8th grade students recently completed a lab designed to separate components from an unknown mixture that included both solids and liquids.
BFS held its annual Pet Day last week! To allow for social distancing, the traditional one-day event became a week of fun!
Learn more about our teaching philosophy, how we value each child's individuality, and our commitment to supporting our students become their best selves at our virtual open house. Register today!
As an educational community established upon the foundation of the Religious Society of Friends, Buckingham Friends School believes that all people are equal and that all voices deserve to be heard, valued, and incorporated.