SOURCE: Cambridge Friends School

September 11, 2007 08:00 ET

Cambridge Friends School's Pre-School Program Earns Top Recognition

Boston Magazine's New Pre-School Guide Cites Local Quaker School as One of Area's Finest

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - September 11, 2007) - Boston Magazine has recognized Cambridge Friends School as one of the top three independent preschools in Cambridge. After researching numerous elementary schools with preschools as well as stand-alone preschools, Boston Magazine selected Cambridge Friends School for its diverse student body, progressive faculty, active family community, and low student-teacher ratio. The only Quaker school in the Boston Magazine article, "Junior Achievers" (September 2007), Cambridge Friends School was also recognized for its developmentally based approach to education, which honors the individual learning style of every student.

"We are delighted at Boston Magazine's recognition of our pre-school program," said Mary Newmann, head of Cambridge Friends School. "As part of our early childhood education program, preschool-age children benefit from an interdisciplinary curriculum encompassing foundational academic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, and social skills such as listening to others' ideas and verbalizing feelings. We also honor the important relationship between play and learning, taking care to incorporate playful and creative expression as part of the learning process."

About Cambridge Friends School

Cambridge Friends School (CFS) is a co-educational elementary school enrolling 220 students in pre-K through grade 8. Established in 1961 under the care of Friends Meeting at Cambridge, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), CFS's mission is to provide an outstanding education. Guided by Quaker principles -- universal values such as equality, integrity, community, and peace -- CFS engages students in meaningful academic learning within a caring community strongly committed to social justice. CFS encourages all students to develop their intellectual, physical, creative, and spiritual potential and, through the example of their lives, to challenge oppression and to contribute to justice and understanding in the world.

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Contact Information

    Maria Vetrano
    Vetrano Communications
    Tel: 617.876.2770
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    Merle Jacobs
    Director of Admission
    Cambridge Friends School
    617.354.3880 ext. 104
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