Category: News

PMFS is in the news for our handwriting curriculum

PMFS is in the news for our handwriting curriculum
January 16th, 2019
Category: News

By M. English For Digital First Media Educators at Plymouth Meeting Friends School say they believe strong handwriting skills help students “become better readers, writers and thinkers.” To that end, early grade teachers at PMFS encourage pre-kindergartners to eat their morning snack with chopsticks, which, they explain, utilize the same hand muscles used for writing….

Interview with Brenda published in the Times Herald

Interview with Brenda published in the Times Herald
January 9th, 2019
Category: News

By M. English For Digital First Media  PLYMOUTH — Students of the 1950s and 1960s huddled under their desks during routine air raid drills and worried about Russian nuclear attacks. The big global conflicts continue. But these days, American kids are also surrounded by the free-floating anger and negativity that pervades contemporary politics — currently, troubling…

Annual Giving

Annual Giving
December 18th, 2018
Category: News

December 2018 Dear PMFS Community Member, I’ve been asked to write this year’s letter to kick-off our Annual Giving campaign and I could not be happier to do so.  I feel blessed for the opportunity to be part of the exceptional learning community at PMFS. The strengths of our school are many.  One of our…

Announcing Our New Head of School!

Announcing Our New Head of School!
November 1st, 2018
Category: News

Dear Friends, The PMFS School Committee is pleased to announce the appointment of Brenda C. Crawley to be Head of School starting July 1, 2019. The Search Committee enthusiastically recommended Brenda, observing that she is a highly engaging and committed educator with over 30 years of independent elementary school experience as a teacher and administrator….

Plymouth Meeting Friends School: A History of Social Justice

Diary of William Corson, mentioning Plymouth Meeting school
July 3rd, 2018
Category: Alumni News, News

Did you know a PMFS alum led the effort to recognize women physicians? Dr. Hiram Corson (1804-1896) attended PMFS as a boy. He became a practicing physician and a tireless advocate for women in medicine. He also founded the Montgomery County Anti-Slavery Society, and his house was part of the Underground Railroad. You can actually search…

Experiential Early Childhood Open House June 1

May 29th, 2018
Category: News

Friday June 1, 8:30 – 10:00am  in the Butterfly Pre-K Classroom Bring your little ones (children ages 2-5) and come play with the Butterflies, our Pre-K 4-5 year olds. We would love to share some of the creative, playful adventures we are up to here at PMFS in our Early Childhood Program. From 8:30 to 10:00,  partake in…