Brooklyn Friends School begins the recognition and celebration of its Sesquicentennial – the 150th anniversary of the school’s founding – with the publication of an academic calendar featuring photographs from the school’s archives.With a small sampling from among tens of thousands of archival photographs, we humbly offer a mere glimpse into the social history of the school.
These photographs represent purposeful students, cherished traditions, and valued places in time across different generations. The one constant is a distinctive Friends education that has stood the test of time. A search through the archival materials reveals similar themes through the years: a focus on academic excellence, embracing educational innovation, an insistence on small class sizes and attention to the individual, educating the whole child, and exceptional student/teacher connections – each firmly grounded in Quaker principles and practice.
For an educational institution in Brooklyn, a city and borough that has had its share of historic highs and lows, reaching a 150th anniversary is noteworthy and a cause for reflection and celebration. We look forward to all members of the community participating in this journey throughout the 2017-18 academic year. Learn more at brooklynfriends.org/150