The times we’re in present us with great challenges and great opportunities. One of the challenges we face is adapting to a new normal in every facet of our lives. At PFS, we are ramping up to adjust to virtual learning as our primary mode of teaching and learning.
We realize the tremendous opportunity to continue to be a consistent presence in our students’ lives. The wellbeing of our students and their continued vigorous learning are our foremost concerns. We understand that maintaining a school connection, even virtually, will be an important factor in helping students find balance in these unprecedented circumstances.
Thank you for your patience during these extraordinarily challenging days. Our team is staying up to date with the most reliable and consistent sources of information. We’ve been in contact with Heads of School at Princeton area independent schools, the Princeton Health Department and Mayor’s office, the NJ Departments of Health and Education and various networks of independent schools. We are monitoring the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites. Yet, the situation is unfolding as I write. One of our goals is to remain steadfast and calm and to make intentional, data-based decisions.
It is an exciting time in the 2019-2020 academic year! The Princeton Friends School community is engaged in progressive educational practices that develop students, from our youngest to oldest, into leaders of their own learning. Our days have been filled with activities that inspire deep learning, develop and amplify each voice, and provide service to the community here and abroad.
Laura Bond, Andrea Bergman, Hilary Sims, and Tom Pinneo
The Princeton Friends School Committee is delighted to announce Melissa Carroll as our next Head of School. Melissa’s appointment marks the historic transition from a visionary founders’ era into a bright and robust future. We gratefully acknowledge the vital work of Interim Head of School Angela DeGraff, who has steered our ship to this new horizon with great wisdom, expertise, and heart since coming on board in August 2018. After a months-long period of transitional work, Angela will turn the wheel over to Melissa on July 1, 2020.