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Remembering Benjamin R. Burdsall, 1903-1968

Got to thinking about Benjamin R. Burdsall this week as our Upper School faculty has been doing its own thinking about recipients of our annual awards for the Upper School […]

Facing Truth in BFS History

1928-1936 BFS Lower School Scrapbook,news clipping of the first May Day, 1928“Emulating the May Day Celebration of the Early Settlers…” Sometimes history reveals a past that is not always what […]

1947-48, the year BFS was nearly lost, Part II

Celebrating our school having been saved,The Friends School Life, February 16, 1948 This week, I’m following up on last week’s post concerning the discovery of the 1947-1948 Fight to Save BFS Scrapbook which allowed […]

Happy Holidays – Yesterday and Today

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for the New Year! A moment from a 1930s Lower School Christmas Pageant. And a moment from this year’s Holiday Sing when, for the first […]

BFS Yearbooks – know all words are faint

These days BFS yearbooks are hard-bound volumes, about 200 pages in length, often have color photos, and provide an overview of the year for the entire school. The earliest known […]

Finding BFS: Further Evidence

Some may remember that we published an article about the 1931 Football Team in 2006, honoring the 75th anniversary of their incredible feat, A Perfect Season – The Football Team […]

The Life, the paper of record

The paper of record at BFS was once known as The Life. An award-winning student publication, ┬áThe Life was published continuously at BFS from December of 1919 until, we believe, […]