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BFS History? There’s a book for that…

Editor’s note: since the publishing of this article in 2013, the School celebrated its 150th anniversary and published Brooklyn Friends School: 150 Years of Light. Some of us will remember […]

Close Harmony, of course!

  It is a musical time in the Archives. A faculty member’s recent request to see the highly-acclaimed Academy Award winning documentary Close Harmony sparked nice memories. Filmed at BFS […]

The Life, the paper of record

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

Our School Songs, Part 2

The second school song written for BFS is The BFS Alma Mater.  The lyrics were written by noted sci-fi author and BFS alum Edgar Pangborn ’24 and the music was composed by […]

Our School Songs, Part 1

For many years, students at BFS have been singing the wonderful song Simple Gifts as the official school song of BFS. Introduced in the 1970s or 1980s during a choir concert, the […]