Quaker practices form the foundation for our progressive, child-centered approach to education. Simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship—core Quaker values referred to as the SPICES—permeate the education and atmosphere at FCS. These values are taught, modeled, and lived by both students and teachers.
The Religious Society of Friends
believes that there is that of God
in every person—an Inner Light, which knows right, is loving and honest, and has tremendous potential. At FCS, we encourage children to be aware of their Inner Light and affirm that in each other. Differences are valued, and we find joy in diversity. We are inclusive, and respect the religious beliefs and practices of all in our community.
At FCS, Meeting for Worship occurs daily for a few minutes in the classroom and weekly for 30 minutes with the whole school. This is a time of quiet reflection and occasional speaking. Parents often marvel at the sight of their active, fidgety children settling into a few moments of contemplation and reflection and allowing some bit of understanding to come to light.
In all grades, we study history with an appreciation for the peacemakers. Creative conflict resolution is learned and practiced by all in our school, and it is a foundation for the respect and joy of learning that fill the campus.