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Academic Transition Classes
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Algebra 1 Review1:00 - 2:30 pm (Appropriate for students having had 1 year of Algebra) Rising 8th-10th graders During the course of these sessions, students will have the opportunity to review the core Algebra I concepts: simplifying algebraic expressions, factoring algebraic expressions, and working with alge...More Info
High School 101-Transitioning to the Upper School2:30 - 4:00 pm Rising 9th and 10th graders. Recommended, but not required. For new students and current MFS students transitioning to the Upper School Topics covered: Student government, club structure, service learning, Quakerism, MFW and worship sharing, sports, locker rooms, After School Su...More Info
Intro to Algebra9:00 - 10:30 am For rising 7th and 8th graders During the course of these sessions, students will practice working with integers, solving linear equations, learning exponent rules and working with slope and graphing. These concepts will then be applied solving word problems. Word problem activit...More Info
Life in the Middle School @ MFS: A Fun Introduction1:00 - 2:30 pm For new students only! Rising 6th-7th graders Recommended, but not required. Topics covered: Campus, schedule, Meeting House visit, locker rooms, learning how to use the library, DHC, who to go to with problems/questions, what is advisory, activities, lockers, sports options, ex...More Info
Middle School Essay Writing 19:00 - 10:30 am For rising 5th and 6th graders, these sessions will guide students through the ins and outs of preparing for, writing, and revising the four main types of essays they encounter in middle school: Descriptive Cause and effect Narrative Persuasive The course will also touch on w...More Info
Middle School Essay Writing 210:45 am - 12:15 pm For rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders, these sessions will help students become more comfortable with crafting academic writing. They will explore organizational approaches and work to adopt an appropriate academic tone using proper mechanics and grammar. Students will also learn...More Info
Navigating Google Docs and Sharing-O10:45 am - 12:15 pm Middle school students need to have competency in a variety of technological ways in order to be successful at MFS. This class will help new students to MFS as well as rising students to the next grade level. Knowing what is expected of them and how to use Google docs and myMFS ...More Info
Navigating Google Docs and Sharing-Y9:00 - 10:30 am Middle school students need to have competency in a variety of technological ways in order to be successful at MFS. This class will help new students to MFS as well as rising students to the next grade level. Knowing what is expected of them and how to use Google docs and myMFS onli...More Info
Pre-Algebra Drills and Problem-Solving Skills10:45 am - 12:15 pm For rising 5th graders Students will review and strengthen the ease with which they use basic facts, concentrating on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers. Basics, such as using decimal forms of numbers, will also be reviewed. In addition, stud...More Info
Pre-Algebra Review9:00 - 10:30 am For rising 6th graders Students will review and strengthen the ease with which they use basic facts, concentrating on addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers and decimal forms of numbers. Basics, such as using operations with fraction and mixed number...More Info
Study Skills 110:45 am - 12:15 pm For rising 5th and 6th graders Students will learn new strategies to manage their academic, social, and extracurricular lives. They will learn how to manage their time, organize materials, read and listen actively, take good notes, and prepare for and take tests. Skills will...More Info
Study Skills 29:00 - 10:30 am For rising 7th and 8th graders This course builds upon the strategies learned in Study Skills, Level 1 and focuses on helping students understand executive functioning strategies and best practices that help them to be successful in class and in their personal lives. Other topic...More Info
Study Skills HS1:00 - 2:30 pm For rising 9th and 10th graders Students entering high school have increased responsibility to manage their own academic, extra-curricular, and personal lives. These sessions will provide students with a collection of skills and strategies essential for academic success – setting...More Info
Fall 2017 After School Clubs
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Projects ClubGrades 3 - 5 Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Are you creative? Do you love to learn? Do you want to study something you really care about, but your class isn’t studying it right now? Then this club is for you! Students will choose their own projects based on their interests. Then we’ll use books and com...More Info
Theatre Club (Gr 2-5)Grades 2 - 5 Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm “In the Spotlight” Theatre club will explore the thrilling world of live Improvisation through engaging theatre games and fun acting exercises. Expect to get a crash course in theatre basics like public speaking skills and creative character choices. This cl...More Info
Junior Scholars
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Amusement Park PhysicsTime: AM Work in teams to design and construct a working model of an amusement park! Explore elementary concepts of physics while you design your own marble roller coasters and build amusement park games. Using concepts such as conservation of energy and centripetal force, learn first hand what i...More Info
Basics of WoodworkingTime: PM Using the MFS woodshop, students will explore the techniques of working with wood. In a safe and supervised manor, students will use the skills that they learn to create a project over the course of the week. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Basketball Clinic: Fun and FundamentalsTime: AM Enjoy a week of basketball! Supported by fundamentals on both offense and defense, students will take the skills that they learn this week and apply them in friendly, competitive settings. Teamwork and sportsmanship are at the core of this course. Join us to hone your skills and hav...More Info
Coding with RoboticsTime: AM Step into the future with this thrilling adventure in computer science and technology! Students will advance their already prodigious understanding of digital devices and apply their knowledge in a constructive and creative way. Students will learn coding and programming in a fun and int...More Info
Design and Develop Your Own AppTime: AM Apps are complex things. From idea to code, there are many layers of thinking and design which come together to create the apps that we use every day. This course will explore the processes involved in app creation, from identifying a concept through writing the app into code. Throug...More Info
Earth ArtTime: PM Love the outdoors? Love art? Learn about the Earth Art movement while creating unique outdoor installations. Not only will we create natural art, but students will also gain photographic skill sets to record their work. Teacher: Samantha SalazarMore Info
Escape Room with BreakoutEDU-JSTime: AM Over the course of the week, students will use the immersive learning platform of Breakout EDU to hone skills in codebreaking and puzzle solving. With these skills at their disposal, Junior Scholars will work in teams over the course of the week to develop their very own Escape Room. ...More Info
Exploring Plate TectonicsTime: PM This science-focused course will key in on the dynamic nature of the lithosphere, which makes up the outer shell of our earth’s crust. Students will examine the science behind these plates, from their interwoven tapestry to their geological composition. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Food For Thought: Engineering Ice Cream IITime: AM Food For Thought: Engineering Ice Cream is part of the Engineering Everywhere curriculum developed by the Museum of Science, Boston. Through this unit, youth will be introduced to engineering and Engineering Design Process as they work together to engineer a process for making ice cream...More Info
Forensic Science-JSTime: PM Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) and forensic science are two important fiends in law enforcement. In this class, Scholars will use deductive reasoning and evidence to narrow down a list of suspects. They will learn about different types of physical evidence, how to collect evidence an...More Info
Generating Alternative EnergyTime: AM Junior Scholars will be exploring how electricity is produced, starting by building a working generator. We will then explore different ways of powering a generator with wind and water. Scholars will build a working model of a wind turbine and experiment to optimize the voltage their ...More Info
Just Be - Yoga and Mindfulness-JSTime: PM Dive into the journey of the yogic path through this weeklong seminar. Students will be exposed to the many positive impacts of a yoga practice as they move and challenge their bodies, minds and souls through asana, meditation, and collaborative mat chats. Students will be provided wit...More Info
Let's Put on a Musical-Full DayTime: Full Day class From story to production, and everywhere in between, students will work together to put on a musical. They will grow their acting skills, develop characters, design costumes, and build sets as part of this collaborative project. The week will close with a performance for f...More Info
Life is What You BAKE It-Full DayTHIS IS A FULL DAY CLASS Welcome to the fun and delicious world of baking! In this two part course, during the morning, learn how to make yummy treats such as cookies, cakes and cupcakes. In the afternoon, practice making homemade icings and learn how to decorate the baked goods from the morning...More Info
Portrait DrawingTime: PM Do you love drawing and want to develop your skill set in drawing faces and people? Learn the various techniques that will leave you with a lifelong skill set in drawing portraiture. We will work with various mediums including pencil, oil pastel, and paint to create portraits. Teache...More Info
Rap it Up! Exploring Hip-HopTime: PM This class will examine some elements of hip-hop culture, focusing on rap. Over the course of the week, students will explore beat and rhythm, song structure, improvisation, and rhyme. Using GarageBand, this hands-on course will allow plenty of time to explore rap, as well as some opp...More Info
Rocketry and Launching ThingsTime: AM We have liftoff! Spend the week exploring the science behind launching things. There will be plenty of hands-on exploration (think bottle rockets and catapults) as students test the principles of aerodynamics and Newton’s Laws of Motion. This promises to be a week of fun! Teacher...More Info
Scholar Daily NewsTime: AM Extra, extra, read all about it! Over the course of the week, Junior Scholars will produce a newspaper about the life of the Summer Program. Through interviews with fellow students and teachers, photojournalism, and editing, students in this class will have their fingers on the puls...More Info
Science LabTime: PM Each day, explore a different science lab! Possibilities may include circuits, basic chemistry experiments, biology labs, and more. As students go through the labs, they will be supported with lessons putting their learning in context. This hands-on week promises to be full of fun and...More Info
Science Olympiad IITime: AM Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by students. In this second offering of a popular course, stude...More Info
Swimming & Field Games - JSTime: Rotating AM and PM While students are spending half of this block in the pool (75 minutes), the other half of the time is spent playing fun games out on the fields or in the gym during inclement weather. Depending on interests of children, there will be flexibility in the programming. Ex: ...More Info
T-Shirt Design: Silk ScreeningTime: PM Have you ever wanted to make your own graphic tee? Here is your chance to dabble with this printmaking technique. Leave the class with a series of your own printed t-shirts created from your drawings. Teacher: Samantha SalazarMore Info
Vets in Training: "Interns" Time: PM By embracing the human-animal bond through interaction and education, the HousePaws Vets in Training Program provides hands-on, experience-based veterinary education to each student. The “Interns” course for our Junior Scholars will include Pet CPR, Anesthesia 101, Ophthalmology, the Sk...More Info
Mini Scholars
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Animals Along the AmazonTime: AM Come explore the animals that live along the Amazon River! Using literature as our guide, we will examine a wide variety of species and habitats which comprise this unique ecosystem. Open your eyes to one of the most vibrant and mysterious places on earth. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Art and Archaeology: Ancient AmericasTime: PM In a new flavor on an old favorite, Art and Archaeology will focus on cultures of the Ancient Americas. Mini Scholars will discover something new about ancient people and cultures through read alouds, participating in mini digs, and doing fun activities and projects based on the art fr...More Info
Building STEAMTime: AM Inspiring future innovators, this enrichment class promotes design thinking using both sides of the brain. When you combine these five areas (Science Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) great things happen. Students will engage in a number of team building activities. Teacher:...More Info
Destination DisneyEach day student will focus on one Disney movie: Lilo & Stitch, Mulan, Princess & the Frog, Brave, and Pocahontas. Students will learn about different cultural aspects featured in the films including history of the time period, language, and food. The students will also make a craft and participate ...More Info
Duct Tape CreationsTime: AM Fashion design comes in many shapes and colors. To create beautiful, functional items from patterned duct tape is a whole different art form. Join us for a week of fun and creativity. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Elementary Coding with RoboticsA fun and active exploration of computer science that nurtures children's natural affinity for technology to help empower their imaginations and creativity. Students will learn coding basics while creating fully functional games and animations! This class is suitable for all levels of readers and r...More Info
Engineering Lab: Backyard ProjectsTime: AM This class will explore various engineering projects using commonly found materials. A mixture of indoor and outdoor exploration will be at the core of this program. The fun never ends in this class, as students will challenge themselves individually and as part of a team. We might j...More Info
Exploring Digital PhotographyTime: PM This hands-on course will support students as they learn digital photography. From framing and taking a picture to curating a portfolio, students will learn this beautiful medium. Students will examine how to compose portraits, as well as how to best capture pictures in the environmen...More Info
Fiber Arts with the Handwork Day Camp-MSPicture your child in the care of energetic and imaginative counselors exploring the world of needle-arts. At Handwork Day Camp, you’ll find campers sharing stories and laughs while working on a wide array of unique projects. Our goal is to teach useful skills such as hand-sewing, embroidery, knitti...More Info
Imagination StationTime: PM Imagine an afternoon filled with the fun of games, both in and out of the classroom. This low-key offering supports the playful side of children as they play board games, build with blocks, play dress-up, and, of course, play outdoors. Come make friendships, forged in play. Teacher...More Info
Japanese ArtTime: AM Spend the week exploring artistic techniques prevalent in Japan, such as origami, calligraphy, block printing, and ink painting. This course will explore how to work in these various media, as well as examine their relevance to Japanese society. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Karate with National Karate Institute/Moorestown-MSTime: PM This 5-day class will introduce the basics in the martial arts discipline. In partnership with the National Karate Institute/ Moorestown, this class emphasizes their philosophy of humility, concentration, integrity, indomitable spirit, perseverance, respect, obedience, and self-control....More Info
Kids in the KitchenTime: AM Come experience the joy of cooking! Mini Scholars will learn kitchen techniques as they cook and bake delicious food over the course of the week. As children learn to read and cook from recipes, they are using mathematics skills such as measuring and fractions, as well as collaborating...More Info
Lakes and WaterwaysTime: AM Explore the ecology of lakes and waterways. Take a scientific view of the many organism that live in lakes and waterways, as well as examine the ways in which humans interact with them. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Mosaic ArtTime: AM This week will be dedicated to the exploration of mosaics. Students will look at examples of mosaics from professional artists, and endeavor to create their own work through a variety of materials. Bring your creativity with you to this course. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Readers' Theatre Week Time: AM Do you love storybooks, making crafts and acting? Then the Readers’ Theatre Week is right for you!! Join us as we immerse ourselves in a number of different stories - both new and classics - over the course of the week. Students will pick characters, create props and costumes, then put...More Info
Storybook ArtTime: PM Storybook Art will explore the connection between storytelling and visual art, noticing how illustration enhances an author’s writing and can even tell a story on its own. Together we will read books that demonstrate a variety of artistic techniques, and then indulge in our own use of ...More Info
Swimming & Field Games-MSTime: Rotating AM & PM While students are spending half of this block in the pool (75 minutes), the other half of the time is spent playing fun games out on the fields or in the gym during inclement weather. Depending on interests of children, there will be flexibility in the programming. Ex: soc...More Info
U.K. Elite Soccer (MS)Time: AM U.K. Elite Soccer brings their youth program to MFS. Join the fun where your child will learn the basics of this fast and engaging sport. Players will work with a ball at their feet in a fun and safe environment. Additionally, your child will come to understand the benefit of working as ...More Info
Vets in Training: “Pre-Vet Techs”Time: PM By embracing the human-animal bond through interaction and education, the HousePaws Vets in Training Program provides hands-on, experience-based veterinary education to each student. The “Pre-Vet Techs” course for our Mini Scholars will include an investigation of animals, Owl Pellet D...More Info
Senior Scholars
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3-D Printing and DesignTime: PM This course will explore the many possibilities of 3-D printing and design. Using TinkerCAD, students will collaborate to design and print their creations. Through the design and printing process, it will be important to consider not only aesthetic, but also critical mathematical and a...More Info
Adventurers-Full DayTHIS IS A FULL DAY CLASS Day trip enthusiasts - let’s go! Over the course of the week, the Adventurers will go on day trips throughout our region. Possibilities may include hiking in the Pine Barrens, tubing on the Delaware River, Canoeing, Indoor Rock Climbing, and a visit to Barnegat Lighthou...More Info
Architectural Design with CAD Time: AM Using Computer Aided Design (CAD), students will explore the basic principles of architecture as they design buildings. This course will include some study of various architectural techniques, as well as examination of their use in historically significant buildings. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Doing Good for the Moorestown Lutheran Home-Designing ServiceTime: AM Helping others feel SO good! In this course, students will directly impact the lives of others in a meaningful, positive way. In partnership with Lutheran Crossings at Moorestown, students will visit the center (within walking distance of our campus!), forge relationships with the resi...More Info
Escape Room with BreakoutEDU-SSTime: PM Over the course of the week, students will use the immersive learning platform of Breakout EDU to hone skills in codebreaking and puzzle solving. With these skills at their disposal, Senior Scholars will work in teams over the course of the week to develop their very own Escape Room. ...More Info
Forensic Science-SSTime: PM Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) and forensic science are two important fiends in law enforcement. In this class, Scholars will use deductive reasoning and evidence to narrow down a list of suspects. They will learn about different types of physical evidence, how to collect evidence an...More Info
Just Be - Yoga and Mindfulness-SSTime: PM Dive into the journey of the yogic path through this weeklong seminar. Students will be exposed to the many positive impacts of a yoga practice as they move and challenge their bodies, minds and souls through asana, meditation, and collaborative mat chats. Students will be provided wit...More Info
Mock Trial #1-Full DayThis is a FULL DAY class. State of Oregon v. Taylor Durden Epsilon Sigma Epsilon, a university-accredited honors society, has a pledge Olympics in August for prospective members of the honor society. This included activities each day such as wiffle ball in the back yard, quiz sessions on Univ...More Info
Mock Trial #2-Full DayTHIS IS A FULL DAY CLASS State v. Dana Kendall Caneville is located in Willamette County, Oregon, a semi-rural area. With a population of 16,000, the city has seen an alarming increase of illegal drag racing in recent years. The City Council decided to address this deadly problem. With a unan...More Info
Model United Nations - Historical Crisis CommitteeTime: AM The Presidential Cabinet of Andrew Jackson will face opposition in congress to the Indian Removal Act and a conflict with the Supreme Court of the United States as Jackson attempts to move the Cherokee Nation from Georgia to west of the Mississippi. Can the trail of Tears be avoided? ...More Info
Multicultural Philadelphia-Full DayTHIS IS A FULL DAY CLASS Based on a popular Intensive Learning course at MFS, students will engage with the dynamic multiculturalism of Philadelphia. Students will travel from MFS to different neighborhoods of the city, meeting with local residents and understanding how different cultures weave t...More Info
Music Video ProductionTime: PM Channel your inner artist as you and a group of friends make a music video! From performance to production to set design, this course offers insight into the many different aspect of music video creation. Bring your collaborative spirit to this class! Teacher: TBD More Info
Project Engineering-Full DayThis is a FULL DAY class. Get ready for complete project engagement! Students will build working wind turbines, solar powered race cars, balsa wood bridges, and learn to work on a CAD program. Access to the MFS 3D printer will allow students to print their own designs. The week would not be compl...More Info
Singer/Songwriter WorkshopTime: AM Come and share your passion for music. Students will spend the week exploring ideas for singing and songwriting, workshopping these ideas with their peers, and laying down tracks using recording equipment. Some musical experience is preferred. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Swimming & Field Games-SSTime: Rotating AM and PM While students are spending half of this block in the pool (75 minutes), the other half of the time is spent playing fun games out on the fields or in the gym during inclement weather. Depending on interests of children, there will be flexibility in the programming. Ex: ...More Info
The Design of Coffee: An Engineering Approach Part 2 - Full DayThis is a FULL DAY Course Learn the principles and practice of brewing a truly excellent cup of coffee, while getting an introduction to chemical engineering. The Design of Coffee provides an introduction to chemical engineering, as illustrated by the roasting and brewing of coffee. Hands-on cof...More Info
The Influence of Music - Yesterday and TodayTime: AM Music and culture are invariably linked. Each one has informed the other throughout the growth of American society. This course will explore the way that music is intrinsically woven in as part of the fabric of our society, focusing on the last half century. Of course, there will be a...More Info
Vets in Training - "Resident"Time: AM By embracing the human-animal bond through interaction and education, the HousePaws Vets in Training Program provides hands-on, experience-based veterinary education to each student. The “Residents” course for our Senior Scholars will include Pet CPR, Anesthesia 101, Ophthalmology, the...More Info
WoodworkingTime: PM Using the MFS Wood Shop, Senior Scholars will spend the week working with wood. As they develop a project and follow it to fruition, the satisfaction and aesthetic of this beautiful material will be evident. Bring your creativity and design thinking! Teacher: TBAMore Info
Spring 2018 After School Clubs-MFS Only
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Acting Club (PK-Gr 1)Grades PK - 1 Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm This is the perfect opportunity for very young performers to make their first foray onto the stage! Students will have the opportunity to play drama games, create original characters and explore what it means to tell a story. Teacher: Jenny Torgerson ...More Info
Animal Lovers Club (Gr PK-K)Grades PK - K Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Come explore many different types of animals in Animal Lover’s Club! We will learn different animals through crafts, games, and activities, then share information to further our learning and interest! Teachers: Jessica Durdin – MFS PK Teacher ...More Info
Around the World ClubGrades K - 2 Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Come experience different areas of the our world. Each week we will take a look at a new place, learn to say “hello” in the native language and some weeks even try some of that culture’s food. Enjoy different activities that allow us to experience a glimpse of...More Info
Basketball ClubGrades 3 - 5 Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Students will have fun developing basketball skills including shooting, passing, dribbling, defense and team play. Each club session will include skills and a scrimmage. Teachers: Ted Quinn – MFS 3rd Grade Teachers Cost: $ 130.00 Meeting: Class meets i...More Info
Chess Club OGrades 3 - 5 Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:30 pm The Knight School chess program brings their expertise to MFS. Coach Luke returns with more chess, more lessons, and more fun. Students will gain academic confidence analytical ability, personal integrity, chess friends, and a smarter self- identity. T...More Info
Chess Club YGrades 1- 3 Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:30 pm The Knight School chess program brings their expertise to MFS. Coach Luke returns with more chess, more lessons, and more fun. Students will gain academic confidence analytical ability, personal integrity, chess friends, and a smarter self- identity. Teac...More Info
Creative Fun with Tech ClubGrades 4 - 5 Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Students will have the opportunity to complete three projects (or more, if time allows) with the great tech equipment we have here at MFS! We’ll design a 3D object in TinkerCAD and then print it on our 3D printers; we’ll create and print a high-quality photo ...More Info
Gymnastic ClubGrades 1 - 4 Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Do you leap, or bounce around your house or the playground? Do you want to learn how to do a handstand or cartwheel or make yours a ‘perfect 10’? In this club, you will jump high on trampolines, swing fast on the bars and much more. Come be a part of the gym...More Info
Harry Potter ClubGrades 4 - 5 Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm This club will celebrate the imaginative world of Harry Potter and enjoy Harry Potter themed activities. Teachers: Katie Stutz – MFS MS/US English Teacher Cost: $ 130.00 Meeting: Class meets in the US on the following dates: 4/11/18 4/18...More Info
Imagiknit ClubGrades 2 - 5 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Get ready for summer by knitting your own gear and accessories! Whether you are starting a new hobby or want to build on your skills by learning new stitches and creating more projects, come join the fun! Needles, looms and yarn will be provided during the cl...More Info
Improv Acting ClubGrades 3 - 5 Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm In this club, we always answer yes and our imaginations are our only limit. We will play improv games, work on acting exercises and create our own comedic scenes together! This is a perfect class for aspiring actors and comedians! Teacher: Jenny Torgerso...More Info
Let's Build a RobotGrades 3 - 5 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Come join this NEW CLUB combining electrical engineering, robotics and coding. In this pilot program, children will develop analytical, problem-solving and critical thinking skills as we construct simple, but clever robots from scratch. We will work in teams to...More Info
Rugby ClubGrades 3 - 5 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Scrum? Ruck? Maul? Line out? Students will learn how to do all of those things and other rugby basics, including passing technique and offensive and defensive strategy. The club will have plenty of exercise and fun, but physical contact will be limited to two-h...More Info
Running ClubGrades 2 - 5 Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm This club will provide students an opportunity to exercise and learn about the joys of running. Students will participate in a variety of running activities such as jogging, running a race, playing tag games, running obstacle courses, etc. The course will als...More Info
Science Olympiad ClubGrades 4-5 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Are you interested in science and love to be challenged? As a member of the MFS Elementary Science Olympiad Club, you will learn the processes of scientific thought through projects and experiments involving physical, chemical and biological science. You will wor...More Info
Spanish Language Club (Pk-K)Grades PK - K Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Come and learn Spanish! Students will be exposed to the Spanish language and practice the language through games, hands on activities, songs and crafts. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the culture of the Spanish speaking world and hav...More Info
Spring Sports ClubGrades K - 2 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm With weather warming, it’s time to get outside and have some fun! Students can enjoy the afternoon outside in organized games such as kickball, relay races, soccer, freeze tag and more. Teacher: Pauline Williams – MFS 1st Grade Teacher Assistant Cost: ...More Info
Tot Scholars
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Artistic EndeavorsYoung children express themselves through their artwork. Come experience a week of artistic exploration, where children will get to know materials and techniques. Possible experiences may include paint, clay, wire, sewing, and collage as children create beautiful, complex works. Teacher: Paulin...More Info
Catch the Rhythm-TSRhythm is all around us in the world. Our hearts and bodies contain rhythm, as do our minds and our lives. Come experience how rhythm is a part of everything we do. Children will explore the rhythms found in nature and our surroundings. Music will play a role in this classroom experience as well...More Info
Coding and Robotics: The BeginningLearning another language comes more easily at an early age, and given children’s innate ability to rapidly adapt to new technology, we are excited to introduce coding and robotics to our youngest scholars. The fun will begin with symbols and directives so that children will slowly grasp what steps ...More Info
Literature and Building-Exploring Structures in Favorite StoriesUsing some time favorite children’s stories as a launching point, Tot Scholars will explore different kinds of buildings and construction. Imagine reading “Hickory Dickory Dock” and building the clock out of materials, or reading Three Billy Goats Gruff and making a bridge in the construction area....More Info
Literature and SongChildren’s books and music often go hand in hand. Come enjoy a week of rich storytelling which blends music and literature. Children will explore the intersection of stories and song, as well as experience the stories through other techniques, such as story-acting and dramatic interpretation. T...More Info
The Expansive OceanThrough storybooks, pictures, art, and more, children will spend the week exploring what lies beneath the waves. From amazing animals to intricate habitats, there is much to learn about in our oceans. This promises to be a course full of wonder and exploration. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Tot Scholar Afternoon CareYour Tot Scholar is welcome to stay for a full day which will include the morning core class. Lunch will be eaten in the classroom followed by playtime out on playground. Children will rest for the time they need and rise for a fun classroom activity before 3:00 pm dismissal.More Info
Winter 2018 After School Clubs-MFS only
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Art ClubGrades 3 - 5 Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Come and express yourself in Art after school! We will be expanding on techniques learned in your art classes; such as clay and fiber art! Try out some new techniques as well when we skill share each other’s favorite projects. Teacher: Tara Wosiski – MF...More Info
Comedy ClubGet ready to laugh and be creative! Students will learn improv comedy, skit comedy, stand-up, and perform a student-directed comedy show. The club will learn the basics of these forms of comedy and will have fun trying them out. Teacher: Ted Quinn – MFS 3rd Grade Teacher More Info
Dance ClubGrades 1 - 5 Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Line dancing is both physical and social activity. Dance instructions will include standard and new dance recording, call-out instructions, counting out loud and using formations. Line dancing involves repetitive movements which helps to improve muscle tone, b...More Info
Math ClubGrades 3 - 4 Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Students will play math games and conduct activities to build math skills in a fun, practical context. Activities will be tailored to student interests and abilities. Possible activities include designing and building a model house, using math in cooking, maki...More Info
Musical Theatre ClubGrades 3 - 5 Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Students will play theatre games and work on acting exercises, and then work on a brief, adapted version of a play. Students will work on singing and acting, as well as creating props and costumes. The club will culminate in a mini performance! Teacher...More Info
Spanish Language ClubGrades PK - Gr 1 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Come and learn Spanish! Students will be exposed to the Spanish language and practice the language through games, hands on activities, songs and crafts. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the culture of the Spanish speaking world and hav...More Info
Youth Scholars
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A Seussical AdventureTime: AM Explore the world of Dr. Seuss through the world of science and art! Each day discover one of Dr. Seuss’ wondrous books by conducting science experiments, creating art projects and engaging in STEM activities that match the themes of the books. Meet characters such as Bartholomew and cr...More Info
American Sign LanguageTime: AM This week will explore the basics of American Sign Language. From the alphabet to basic greetings and expressions, students will explore the ways that they can communicate in this unique and valuable language. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Art for Youth ScholarsTime: PM This survey course will explore various artistic media. The instruction will focus on the proper ways to use materials, as well as techniques of composition. The class will blend time for learning these skills with ample opportunity for each student’s creations. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Catch the Rhythm-YSTime: PM Rhythm is all around us in the world. Our hearts and bodies contain rhythm, as do our minds and our lives. Come experience how rhythm is a part of everything we do. Children will explore the rhythms found in nature and our surroundings. Music will play a role in this classroom experi...More Info
Comic Book Art & DesignTime: AM Immerse yourself in the art of comic books. This course will explore the artistic techniques used to make comic book illustrations. As students learn throughout the week, they will take these skills and apply them to some original creations. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Elementary ChineseTime: PM Come learn the basics of the Mandarin Chinese language. Through exposure to language, music, food, and culture, students will spend this week immersed in Chinese. Bring your love to learn and your love of language! Teacher: TBAMore Info
Fiber Arts with the Handwork Day Camp-YSTime: Rotating AM & PM Picture your child in the care of energetic and imaginative counselors exploring the world of needle-arts. At Handwork Day Camp, you’ll find campers sharing stories and laughs while working on a wide array of unique projects. Our goal is to teach useful skills such as hand-...More Info
Greetings Around the WorldTime: PM Come explore different parts of the world, through geography and culture! Through basics of language, location, music, art, and food, we will gain new understandings of places and peoples. At the heart of this course is the connection that people have - and can create - with each other...More Info
Guinea Pig PaloozaTime: PM Come explore the world of Guinea Pigs, and share what you may already know! Over the week we will learn all about these furry creatures and create obstacle courses to give them exercise and socialization. And, of course, there will be plenty of time to hold and love our animal friends....More Info
Icky Sticky ScienceTime: AM Get ready to get messy! In this course, students will explore science through hands on science experiments. Have fun making homemade play dough, icky snot, and bouncy goo! Students will enjoy getting messy while learning about the scientific process! Don’t forget a smock or old tee-shirt...More Info
Just Be - Yoga and Mindfulness-YSTime: PM Dive into the journey of the yogic path through this week-long seminar. Students will be exposed to the many positive impacts of a yoga practice as they move and challenge their bodies, minds and souls through asana, meditation, and collaborative mat chats. Students will be provided wit...More Info
Karate with National Karate Institute/Moorestown-YSTime: AM This 5-day class will introduce the basics in the martial arts discipline. In partnership with the National Karate Institute/ Moorestown, this class emphasizes their philosophy of humility, concentration, integrity, indomitable spirit, perseverance, respect, obedience, and self-control....More Info
Kite Building and DesignTime: PM Let’s Go (design, build, and then) Fly a Kite! The study of this course is at the nexus of math, physics, and art. Students will explore the aerodynamics of kites, and then use that knowledge, alongside their artistic imaginations, to design and produce their own flyer. By Friday, our...More Info
LEGO WeDo RoboticsTime: AM Explore your creativity while learning about architecture, robotics, engineering, and design using LEGO bricks. Each day, Junior Scholars are presented with individual and team building challenges that require you to problem solve, plan, build, test, and evaluate. You will also have time...More Info
Let's Put on a Play-Full DayTime: FULL DAY From story to production, and everywhere in between, students will work together to put on a play. They will grow their acting skills, develop characters, design costumes, and build sets as part of this collaborative project. The week will end with a performance for friends and f...More Info
Music Creation with GarageBandTime: AM Use the technology resources of MFS to make music using GarageBand. Students will explore how different melodies and harmonies work together, as well as how different instrumentation provides different effects. Sound editing will be a part of this course as well. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Natural Science on our CampusTime: PM Science is all around us. In this class, students will explore the natural world on the 48 acre MFS campus. By going out into the woods to collect specimens and bringing them back to the classroom for lab research, this promises to be a truly interactive class. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Science ExplorationsTime: PM This class will open young eyes to many basic, but fascinating science happenings around us every day. Beware, kids will get their hands messy while conducting exciting experiments. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Spiral Art and MathematicsTime: PM Spirals are all around us. From the Nautilus seashell to the petals of a rose, these phenomena are constantly present. This course will examine examples of spirals, explore the basic mathematics which are part of their creation, and then extrapolate this knowledge artistically. Using...More Info
STEM Discoveries-YSTime: AM Discover the intricacies of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. This integrated class will explore topics within these disciplines through hands-on, interactive learning. Teacher: TBAMore Info
Swimming & Field Games - YSTime: Rotating AM & PM While students are spending half of this block in the pool (75 minutes), the other half of the time is spent playing fun games out on the fields or in the gym during inclement weather. Depending on interests of children, there will be flexibility in the programming. Ex: soc...More Info
WeDo Amusement Park: Design Thinking-Full DayTime: FULL DAY Using WeDo Design Thinking, students will examine and solve challenges related to amusement parks. From ferris wheels to roller coasters, there are many avenues (boardwalks?) to explore. As students use Design Thinking to solve these challenges, they are engaging both in design a...More Info
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