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Outside Study Enriches Faculty

Hancock Shaker Village in Massachusetts     For some Brooklyn Friends School faculty, summer research is a religious experience. Middle School History teacher Amanda Goodwin, now in her second year […]

Stop Motion Animation in Fourth Grade

In social studies, fourth grade students learned about New Amsterdam and how New York City evolved over time. As part of their unit, they built a model of what the […]

Compassion, a BFS and Quaker tradition

The program of our first commencement, from 1910 BFS has always strived to be compassionate for its community, particularly for its students, both while enrolled at our school and forever […]

BFS history, the video

“This Is Our Quiet Time” BFS ordinarily shares brief clips in its Video Archives, but we make an exception this week with the full version of the original BFS musical, […]

BFS and the 1971 Bomb Scare

It proved to be a false alarm the morning of March 1,1971, at our historic home of 116 Schermerhorn, when BFS received a ominous phone call threatening, “There is a […]

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 […]

100 Years Ago at BFS

BFS Commencement and Important AnnouncementsBrooklyn Daily Eagle, June 6, 1914 This week, your friendly historian decided to time-travel back one hundred years to the 1913-1914 school year at BFS. Turning […]

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 […]