William Penn envisioned a society dedicated to religious toleration, participatory government, and liberty. Central to this Holy Experiment was his belief that all children deserved a moral education. In 1689, Penn established a Friends Public School in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Over the years, many Quakers have been similarly inspired, and today there are 81 member schools in the Friends ...
Series: Campus History
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (March 11, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 3666406
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Who knew education could be so diverse and so exciting? Organized around such fundamental Quaker testimonies as peace and social justice and inquiry and innovation, the book's photographs show adults and children in an array of active learning settin...
Education operating in 22 states. This book includes images from the 10 Friends schools founded in or near Philadelphia before the 20th century: Abington Friends School, Frankford Friends School, Friends' Central School, Friends Select School, George School, Germantown Friends School, Greene Street Friends School, Plymouth Meeting Friends School, William Penn Charter School, and Westtown School. Philadelphia Friends Schools tells the photographic story of an educational philosophy rooted in three centuries of faith and practice.