Princeton Friends School has a variety of clubs that meet during lunch recess once a week and are open to students in 2nd through 8th grades (with 1st graders invited to join in during the second half of the year). Clubs are led by members of the faculty and offer students an opportunity to delve deeply into interests old or new, to develop friendships across grade levels, and to share what they enjoy with other children and teachers alike. Over the years, it’s been our great pleasure to watch the development of clubs devoted to Spanish, Chinese, folk dancing, choral singing, hand chimes, and more. These clubs often perform at our school events and, as in the case of our dance club, have also traveled to perform in venues from Princeton’s own Communiversity to arts festivals in other states.
Princeton Friends School takes time for special events and celebratory days that enrich our curriculum, mark the rhythm of our year, and give us a chance to enjoy each other’s company outside of the classroom. We begin each fall with a full house (and plates!) at our annual Thanksgiving potluck feast and alum gathering. After that, we move through the calendar with our Frolics for Friends parties; Winter and Spring arts festivals; Valentalent Show; Chinese New Year, Day of the Dead, and diez de Mayo celebrations; Spring Fling; and Grandparents & Grandfriends Day. To close the year, we have our Moving On ceremony, for which friends and family gather on the lawn of the meetinghouse. There we send off, honor, and are wowed by our graduating class.
"Friends believe that each person has the capacity for goodness and a responsibility to attain that goodness. Friends schools believe that education is preparation for the whole of life: the lively development of intellectual, physical and social-emotional capacities as well as those of the spirit."
- Friends Council on Education