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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-Y10:45 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 o...More Info
Pre-Algebra Drills and Problem-Solving Skills9:00 - 10:30 am 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, students...More Info
Pre-Algebra Review10:45 am - 12:15 pm 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 nu...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
Fall 2018 LS After School Clubs-MFS Only
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Cultural Crafts ClubGrades K - 1 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Do you love art and culture? Come explore different cultures and traditions in the Cultural Crafts Club. We will learn about different cultures from around the world and create our own renditions of some traditional crafts from these areas. We explore with pain...More Info
Field Hockey ClubGrades 3 - 5 Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Come learn the game of field hockey while having fun! Students should bring their own sticks, mouth guards and goggles. Sneakers and shin guards should be worn. Teacher: Sarah Rotter – MFS 4th Grade Teacher Cost: $ 140.00 Class meets on the MFS Fields ...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
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
Mosaics ClubGrades PK - 1 Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Come out and explore the world of mosaics! Together we will create our own mosaics in many different sizes and with varying materials. We will also discuss the history of these arts and all the different ways and materials used to create them. Teacher:...More Info
Robotics ClubGrades 3 - 5 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm The robotics fun continues... Explore the exciting world of robotics! In this hands-on club, children will develop analytical, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills as we work in teams to design and assemble various robotic creatures. We'll use batteri...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
Tea Party ClubGrades PK - 1 Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Come explore the world of fine dining and culture of tea parties! We will set a regal table, design our fancy attire, practice our curtsies, bows, manners, and prepare our own food. We will also take some time to sample and discuss the varieties and uses of ...More Info
Tellin' Stories ClubGrades 3 - 5 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Students will have fun learning storytelling techniques and telling stories. Some people are natural storytellers and some have great stories inside them, waiting and ready to come out. This club is for both! We will plan, write, and tell stories from our imagi...More Info
Fall 2019 LS After School Clubs-MFS ONLY
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Basketball ClubGrades 3 - 5 Thursdays, 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. Teacher: Ted Quinn – MFS 3rd Grade Teacher Cost: $ 145.00 Meeting: Class meets in...More Info
Chess ClubGrades 2- 5 Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:30 pm Join the Knight School chess program. Students will gain academic confidence, analytical ability, personal integrity, chess friends, and a smarter self-identity. Coach Luke returns with more chess, more lessons, and more fun. Teacher: Coach Luke – The K...More Info
Engineering is Elementary ClubGrades 4 - 5 Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:5 pm Engineering is Elementary (eie.org) is an award-winning engineering curriculum for elementary school children developed by the Boston Museum of Science. This after school eie unit (Engineering Adventures) is an exercise in humanitarian engineering, a growing...More Info
Games From Around The WorldGrades 3 - 5 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Have you ever played Kho Kho? Rugby? You know what shadows are, but did you know that “shadows” is a game? We will play these and many more games from around the world. In each club session, students will learn about the countries and cultures that different ga...More Info
Lower School Play ClubGrades 2-5 NOTICE: This is a Double Session Club (Fall and Winter) Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:30 pm Join us for the second Lower School Play Club! This program is open to students in grades 2-5. We will meet on Tuesday afternoons from September through February. At the end, we will hold a performance...More Info
Nature Club (K-2)Grades K - 2 Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Get your comfortable clothes and shoes because we’re going to the woods! Students will explore the woods behind MFS. Students will observe animals, the life around a pond and stream, will build forts, and will enjoy the changing seasons. Teacher: Ted Quinn...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
Sports ClubGrades K - 2 Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Come join this Fall Sports club 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 PS Teacher Assistant Cost: $145.00 Class meets ...More Info
Storytelling ClubFor Grades Pk-1 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Each week students will examine one famous story. We will read a version, act it out, play games, and work on a craft based on that story. We will be introducing popular stories, and will revisit old favorites. Teacher: Jenny Torgerson – MFS K Teacher...More Info
Junior Scholars
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Building Bridges - Engineering, Architecture and Design, Time: AM During the week campers will work in teams to design and construct a bridge made out of balsa wood. We will begin by going over the engineering design process, learn about drawing scaled blueprints, and examine how truss distributes a load. Students will then produce their own blueprint ...More Info
Chess with The Knight School - JSTime: PM Coach Luke invites every player, new to the game or not, to join in as they use super-fun teaching methods such as fast chess clock-slapping games, zany chess videos, a strict bully-free environment, silicone wristbands for tactics mastery, chess puzzlers for treats, driving music, hilar...More Info
Clean Dirt: Organic GardeningTime: AM There is conventional gardening and then there’s organic gardening. What is the difference, you ask? Organic gardening refers to a trend that has grown in popularity in the last two decades resulting in healthier produce. Organic gardening relies on more natural methods to keep weeds and...More Info
Computer Animation-JSTime: PM Starting with traditional materials like paper and clay, advancing to green screens, digital image manipulation in Adobe Photoshop, and 3D computer animation using Blender. Students will work in a variety of animation mediums including claymation, paper cut outs, looping gifs, enhanced l...More Info
Design and Develop Your Own App Phase IITime: 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
Designing Greeting CardsTime: AM Become the gift giver of the best greeting cards. When you make one by hand, it’s that much more personal. Students will use stamping products and a variety of papers and textures to infuse color to embellish their unique sentiment. Teacher: Sharon Uibel has been a Master teacher for ...More Info
Energized! Today's Alternative PowerTime: PM 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 mo...More Info
Escape Room Phase II-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
Forensic Science-JSTime: AM 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 and ...More Info
Intro to Watercolor and CalligraphyTime: PM Welcome to the artistic collaboration of watercolor and calligraphy. Together we will share ideas that hold an interest to all in the group, learning through basic flower and leaf formations. We will also dive into calligraphy alphabets, practice our names, and explore other words that h...More Info
Jewelry Design and Wearable ArtTime: AM Students will work in the woodshop with a variety of materials (i.e., metals, enamel, wood, glass, resin) to create one-of-a-kind art to wear and give as gifts. This will be a hands-on exploration of the creative design process. Mistakes and remakes are encouraged! Bring your right brain...More Info
LEGO BattleBotsTime: AM During the week campers will work in teams to design and construct an NXT robot that will stay in a ring on its own and respond to another robot in the ring. Students will learn about design, construction, and programming of their robot. Once they have constructed their prototype they wi...More Info
Minecraft Architecture-JSTime: AM Using the wildly popular game Minecraft, learn how buildings are imagined, designed, and assembled. You will draft and design physical blueprints which are then used to create structures in the Minecraft world. Learn about resource management by gathering the natural resources available ...More Info
Prose and the Palate: Reading and EatingTime: PM Many literary works lend themselves to fun thoughts of food. It may be a dessert, it may be a full course meal. We will read some popular pieces of fiction and non-fiction and then prepare an interpretation of the food that it represents. The end of the week should be a festival fit for ...More Info
Rockets and RacecarsTime: PM During the week campers will work in teams to design and construct solar-powered race cars with balsa wood and water powered rockets. Students will learn about solar panels and their power output, gear ratios, and hydraulic thrust. By the end of the week, their rockets will be flying thr...More Info
Scholar Daily News IITime: AM #breakingnews: Junior Scholars will learn the basics of reporting in a digital world and use those skills to create a blog and record broadcast news programs and videos in the MFS journalism program’s new studio. In “covering” life at MFS Summer Scholars, students will get a taste of m...More Info
Sew Tech CircuitryTime: PM Join us this summer for our exciting STEAM based Sew-Tech Camp! This program invites campers to tinker with technology, science, and fibers to develop interactive creations. Our innovative curriculum blends art and science so that each child will be able to create smart accessories, inte...More Info
Survival Science in the ForestTime: PM We will be exploring the forest environment to identify the dangers that exist so they can be avoided as well as all of the natural resources that can be used to help you survive. We will be identifying different plants and animals, looking for possible sources of food and water, and lea...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
The Art and Science of FilmmakingTime: PM Students learn basic levels of every aspect of the industry from directing and operating the camera, to editing and production. Script writing, storyboarding will also be introduced. They will work on some individual and group projects such as vignettes, PSAs (public service announcement...More Info
The Nature of ClayTime: PM Clay is the only material found in nature that is moldable at room temperature. We will use clays origins in nature as inspiration for personal discovery and expression. Our week together will include some time exploring nature for inspiration. A little science (the nature of clay and ...More Info
TinkerCAD and 3D PrintingTime: AM This course will explore the many possibilities of 3D 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 ar...More Info
Vets in Training: "Interns" - JS 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
We Are! Girl PowerTime: AM This hands-on and historical look at powerful female figures in history will be a transformative class for any child ready to feel inspired. A look at role models, leadership, and moments that triggered greatness will take us through short videos and documentaries, role playing, and some...More Info
Wizardry UniversityTime: AM Enter a different world and be amazed by the creatures and magic. More information to come. Teacher: TBA More Info
Yoga and Mindful Practice-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
Mini Scholars
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Animals and Plants in the Jungles of BorneoTime: PM Covering over 287,000 square miles, the island of Borneo is the third largest island in the world. But what makes this place unique? Let’s travel to this far away place and learn why animals and plants are quite different here. Teacher: TBDMore Info
Art and Archaeology: Cultural ExplorationsTime: AM & PM - Note: This is a full day course. Throughout the week we will explore the concept of art and culture through archaeology. Using mini digs, hands on activities, and theme-related art we will peek into long-ago, but not forgotten, worlds. Mornings will be spent uncovering the ancien...More Info
Beginning/ Intermediate TennisTime: PM Our five newly resurfaced courts will be the site where fun, fitness and fabulous forehands will happen! This class is for beginner and intermediate players needing the basics on the rules of the game, stroke development, court movement, serving, and much more. Rule number 1 is to bring ...More Info
Coding with RoboticsLearning 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
Dino-rific!Time: PM The world of dinosaurs is vast. We will explore history, anatomy, predator-prey tendencies, and much more. Food will be incorporated into the daily lessons and fun. Teacher: TBDMore Info
Drama & Creative Movement Time: AM In this course, we will use our imaginations to create characters, and move our bodies to the beat of a variety of music. We will use different tools to shape our movement throughout the week, and we will explore the art of storytelling. Creative movement, dance and drama are powerful im...More Info
Engineering Lab IITime: 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 just ...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
Going BuggyTime: AM Bugs, insects, creepy crawly creatures...they are all valuable animals in our world. Spiders are the most amazing, aren’t they? Spend a week to learn about them all and create art that helps express our appreciation for the work they do Teacher: Andrea Bourne is a state-certified Earl...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
Into the WoodsTime: AM Appreciating nature can be the best form of healthy living. This camping-themed week will help children learn some basic skills such as setting up camp and a tent. We will craft pinecone birds, owls, create a tree mural painting, nature picture frames, bird feeders, and study animal trac...More Info
Invention Convention: The Design Thinking ProcessTime: PM Some of the best inventions have come out of simple daily problems. What’s your big idea? We’ll show you what to do with that big idea and how to take it to market. Learn about the design thinking process and make mistakes along the way. It's okay and necessary! Teacher: Megan Blackb...More Info
Karate with National Karate Institute/Moorestown-MSTime: 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
Life in a TreeTime: AM What types of animals live in trees? Some burrow in wood, some build their own nests, and some create holes. We will journey through books and take walks outdoors. Through dramatic play and art we’ll discover what kind of nest we want to build for our own animal needs. Who will you be? A...More Info
Not a Box: Creative ConstructionTime: AM It may look like a box...but it’s not. Your job is to figure out what it REALLY is. Teacher: Megan Blackburn has been an early childhood educator for over twenty years. In June, she and her husband moved to Cherry Hill from Atlanta, Georgia where Megan taught young children at a Reggi...More Info
Planes,Trains, and AutomobilesTime: PM Join us for a transportation-themed week. Each day campers will go on a new adventure creating modes of transportation using different materials. Children will engage in different projects every day, culminating in making their own transportation creations. We will also learn mapping ski...More Info
Reptiles Rock!Time: AM Scaly skin, fins, claws, tongues and tails. What makes these animals interesting may be why they have endured their surroundings for so many years. We’ll read about them, talk about them, look at them, touch them, and discover what makes them unique in the animal kingdom. Teacher: And...More Info
Star GazingTime: AM Ahh, the stars, planets, the sun and the moon. We are in wonder of all that is above us. The universe is vast with much for us to learn. Join us for a week of discovery. We know a lot, but even the experts don’t know it all. Discoveries will include food and art. Did someone say moon pie...More Info
Storybook Art: Writer and IllustratorsTime: AM & PM - Note this is a full day class 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...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
The Musical World Around UsTime: AM Music is all around us in the world; we can experience and explore these sounds as we connect with our environment. It can be found in a heartbeat, an animal’s movement, a computer’s hum, an instrument or any variety of sounds. Come experience how these rhythms and sounds are a part of...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
What Sprouts in my Garden?Time: AM Summer is the perfect time of year to discover the good earth. We will work with a dedicated space outdoors for the children to plan and plant. Some experiments will be done indoors to discover how root systems work. Children will make their own garden stones and garden ornaments. Along ...More Info
Senior Scholars
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Chess with The Knight School-SSTime: PM We welcome The Knight School Chess program to Summer Programs at MFS! This fun, high octane approach to learning chess will jumpstart your child’s interest in the game if they are not already “hooked.” Coach Luke invites every player, new to the game or seasoned, to join in as they use ...More Info
CinematographyTime: PM The art and science of motion picture photography. Students will work in groups to create short digital projects, some with sound, some without. Using digital film-making technology students will learn the craft of visual storytelling. The importance of interior lighting and shot design...More Info
Conducting Scientific ResearchTime: FULL DAY Students will embark on the world of research by running through formal methods by which research is done: descriptive/analytical, applied/fundamental, qualitative/quantitative, conceptual/empirical. Some projects may include genetically modifying DNA, environmental sustainability,...More Info
Cracking the Rubik's Cube and Speed CubingTime: AM Have you ever wanted to solve the Rubik's Cube? Now is your chance! Did you know this little cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 configurations and only one out of these is considered correct.The entire strategy for solving the cube will be revealed throughout the week, which consists of...More Info
Entrepreneurial Me! Start a Start-upTime: AM Running your own small business can be the most rewarding and yet difficult thing for an adult to successfully navigate. Come learn about crowdfunding, venture capitalism and the world of social capital. Discover how to create a culture where people want to work for you and with you. Lea...More Info
Escape Room Phase II - 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
Fashion Design and Machine SewingTime: AM Whether you are an aspiring fashion designer or a creative camper looking for new skills, immerse yourself in the wonderful world of machine sewing! This program is all about choice and creative expression. Campers will be taught how to read and use a wide variety of patterns, to make th...More Info
Forensic Science-SSTime: AM 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
Hone Your DroneTime: AM Drone flying can be an expensive learning proposition. If you fly out of range, you may lose your drone to a tree, lake or field crash. Get your experience here at MFS and start capturing video never before imagined. You’ll learn the tricks and tips on flight, remote maneuvering, and mor...More Info
Life Skills & Money ManagementTime: PM It’s a whole new world when it comes to money. Writing checks is a thing of the past. What to do with your money and how to best management it as a young adult. These issues and more will be discussed along with ethics and best practices. We will explore online financial management progr...More Info
Mock Trial #3-Full DayTHIS IS A FULL DAY CLASS Scholars will take a case from a series of assumed facts to a jury’s decision. Through research and collaborative work, students will learn about the legal system, the role of the prosecution and defense in trial cases, and how to properly prepare and present oral argumen...More Info
Mock Trial Turbo-Special InvestigationsTime: FULL DAY Like peanut butter and chocolate, Mock Trial and Forensic Science are a natural combination. Your two favorite teachers have joined forces and are bringing the best of both topics together for a completely engaging experience. There will be crime scene investigation, evidence that ...More Info
Model United Nations - Historical Crisis CommitteeTime: FULL DAY Don’t miss this summer’s MUN case. Sign up early. Limited space available! In 1953, the United Nations elected Dag Hammarskjöld as the second Secretary-General. He would go on to lead the United Nations to help with a number of world crises including relations between Israel and...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: Kevin Cox is a techn...More Info
Robotics - LEGO MindstormTime: AM We will build and program. All supplies provided. Teacher: Kevin Cox is a technology and mathematics teacher at Frankford Friends in Philadelphia where he teaches students in grades 5 - 8. As a returning scholar teacher, he is excited to bring his varied talents and passion to the pro...More Info
Swimming & Athletic Training-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 in MFS’s athletic training room or out on the fields. Depending on the interests of athletes, there will be flexibility in the programming. A signed training waiv...More Info
The Potter's Wheel and BeyondTime: PM The potter’s wheel is one of many tools a ceramic artist uses in their creative practice. This intensive exploration of the potter’s wheel will also include time for using other tools used to create functional and sculptural clay pieces. Participants should come prepared to get a little...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
Virtual Reality - Applications in Science and EngineeringTime: PM As a well-established technology, VR has set a new standard for where we can go, what we can see, and how we can work with it. Join us in this new virtual world where we will begin work in the arts and sciences. Multiple sets of goggles will be shared in small groups. 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
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
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
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
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
Spring 2019 LS After School Clubs-MFS Only
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Ballroom Dance ClubGrades PK - 2 Tuesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Students will explore classic ballroom styles including cha cha, waltz, swing, tango, foxtrot, jive, and more! In addition to learning dance steps, we will design our own ballroom costumes, learn about the manners required at a dance, and work on our partn...More Info
Kooky Crafts ClubGrades K - 3 Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Slime, watercolor paints, washi tape are all a part of the creative world of crafts. Each week we will explore and create something new, anything from different types of slime to painting decorating and knitting! All are welcome to share and create in this...More Info
Let's Laugh ClubGrades PK - 2 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Do you love to laugh? This club is dedicated to all things hilarious. We will work on our comedy skills, play improv games, and read funny books. This club has never met a joke that it didn’t want to tell! We will have a great time honing our humor and havin...More Info
Nature Club (2-5)Grades 2 - 5 Mondays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Get your comfortable clothes and shoes because we’re going to the woods! Students will explore the woods behind MFS. Students will observe animals, the life around a pond and stream, will build forts, and will enjoy the changing seasons. Teachers: Ted Qui...More Info
Rugby ClubGrades 3 - 5 Tuesdays, 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-...More Info
Spanish Language Club (PK-K)Grades PK - K 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 have f...More Info
Trivia ClubGrades 4 - 5 Wednesdays,3:15 - 4:15 pm Do you enjoy testing your knowledge and learning new facts? Join Trivia Club where you will exercise your brain and practice teamwork while having fun! You will participate in traditional trivia, such as Geography, Science, History, etc., but also more specif...More Info
Ultimate Drawing ClubGrades 3 - 5 Thursdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm Love to Draw? Love Comics? Join the ULTIMATE Drawing Club! Join old and new friends for time together in the US Art Studio to just DRAW. We are open to any type of drawing-pencil, ink, marker, colored pencil, pastel, realistic, comic, you think it we do it....More Info
Tot Scholars
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Artistic Explorations: TextilesYoung children express themselves through their artwork. Come experience a week of exploration through textiles, including sewing, weaving, printing, and more. Teacher: Garrett McVaugh has been an early childhood educator for 15 years, the past 3 of them at MFS where he teaches Preschool. He is ...More Info
Coding and Robotics: Symbols and DirectivesLearning 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
Dramatic Play - Let's Go Places!Our youngest scholars are learning about the world all around them. What better way than to go on a different journey each day. A variety of settings will be played out through food, books, dramatic play, and artistic activities. Some locations visited (virtually) may be the beach, post office, groc...More Info
Head to Toe - Exploring The Human BodyDoes your hair hurt? Why do we have eyelashes? Fingers and toes, ears and nose. What is the epidermis? We will ask many more questions and search for answers. Join us for a fun-filled week learning about the amazing human body through our 5 senses in this hands-on explanatory class. We will make cra...More Info
Language Arts - Prose, Poetry and AlliterationFinding joy in the flow and melody of words. Through rhyme, song, riddle and story we will spend our mornings delighting in the spoken word and exploring the use of art materials to enhance our experience. Teacher: Pauline Knaeble Williams has been teaching young children for twelve years, includ...More Info
Look up! The Science of WeatherClouds, rain, thunder, snow, sleet, fog, wind and more. The weather around us can change our day from sunny to bleak. We will learn about different types of weather through interactive hands on experiments, crafts and literature! We may not all grow up and become meteorologists, but knowing more abo...More 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. Teachers: Jennifer P...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
Winter 2019 LS After School Clubs-MFS Only
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Dance Revolution ClubFor Grades PK-2 Thursdays Come explore the world of dance! We will try out different styles each week including Jazz, Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap, Salsa, Modern, and Ballroom. We will also play movement games, work on stretching, make a craft that goes with week’s style, and learn the vocabulary of dan...More Info
Improv, Skit and Stand-up ClubFor Grades 3 - 5 Mondays Get ready to laugh and be creative! The club will spend two sessions on improve comedy, two on skit comedy, two on standup, and the remaining sessions on a student- directed comedy show. Students will learn the basics of these forms of comedy and will have them trying them...More Info
Intro to Watercolor Painting ClubFor Grades 1-3 Wednesdays Welcome to the colorful world of watercolor. We will explore and become familiar with water color paints, planning out your painting, techniques to use with the brush and how to blend colors and textures. You will leave with new skill and a palette full of colors to use ...More Info
Yoga and Relaxation ClubFor Grades 2 - 5 Mondays Students will be exposed to the many positive impacts of a yoga practice and mindfulness as they move and challenge their bodies, and souls through asana, meditation, mindfulness activities and collaborative mat chats. Students will be provided with opportunities to deepen...More Info
Winter 2019 MS After School Clubs-MFS Only
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MS Chess ClubGrades 6 - 8 3:20 - 4:35 pm Room: MS/US Room 215 The Knight School brings Coach Luke and Coach Ty to the Middle School. We will be piloting this fun, high octane approach to learning chess for the next three months and welcome your feedback along the way. Coach Luke invites every player, new to...More Info
Youth Scholars
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Building a Fairy and Gnome Fantasy World-FULL DAYTime: FULL DAY Jump into the magical world of fairies and gnomes. We will spend the week outside designing and constructing a teeny tiny fantasy world for these special creatures. We will use folklore and fantasy tales for inspiration as well as our own imagination. Come join the fun! *NOTE: T...More Info
Career WeekTime: PM The sky's the limit! You are in charge of your own destiny when it comes to education and career choices. What do you want to be when you grow up? We’ll explore businesses and industries, and identify some areas where each child may excel. Technology will be used for some research. Te...More Info
Chess with The Knight School-YSTime: AM Coach Luke invites every player, new to the game or not, to join in as they use super-fun teaching methods such as fast chess clock-slapping games, zany chess videos, a strict bully-free environment, silicone wristbands for tactics mastery, chess puzzlers for treats, driving music, hilar...More 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: Zheng "Jane" Zhao More Info
Fiber Arts - YSTime: AM Picture your child in the care of energetic and imaginative counselors exploring the world of fiber arts. At Handwork Day Camp, you’ll find campers sharing stories and laughs while working on a wide array of unique fiber arts-based projects. Our goal is to teach useful skills such as han...More Info
Global FootstepsTime: PM We welcome explorers to join this week filled with diversity, cultural conversation and fun! Throughout the week we will focus on five continents, each day will hone in on a different country within each continent. To get a better understanding and appreciation of the culture, we will s...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
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
Make Your Own Board GameTime: PM This week will be a mix of play and creative design. Board games teach important social skills, but also define distinct boundaries that are healthy for a child’s development. Children should bring their thinking caps because while they will discover what makes board games engaging, they...More Info
Minecraft Architecture-YSTime: AM Using the wildly popular game Minecraft, learn how buildings are imagined, designed, and assembled. You will draft and design physical blueprints which are then used to create structures in the Minecraft world. Learn about resource management by gathering the natural resources available ...More Info
Polymer Clay CreaturesTime: AM Students will shape their own creatures from polymer clay. It will then be baked so that each piece can be uniquely painted with acrylic paint. Join in for this hands-on fun! Teacher: Sharon Uibel has been a Master teacher for 27 years in the public schools and is also a parent of an ...More Info
Puppet TheaterTime: PM Create and perform! Students will design and build their own puppets out of various materials. Throughout the week groups will collaborate on a number of short skits, but all leading up to creating a storyline for their characters in order to make a video. Friday the class will host a pu...More Info
Save-Spend-Give! Financial Planning for KidsTime: PM It’s never too early to learn how to make smart decisions about money, whether it’s a birthday gift or earned from household chores. We’ll make this a ton of fun and use the 3D printer to “print” our own MFS Youth Scholar coins. Teacher: TBAMore Info
So Many Authors, So Little TimeTime: AM Do you love to read? It’s difficult to pick one favorite book or author, isn’t it? This class is for you! We will spend each day focused on an author or genre and dig deep into the story by doing readers theatre, making crafts, and even creating our own online book! Teacher: Meredith ...More Info
STEM Construction -YSTime: AM Discover the intricacies of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Using LEGOs, and a number of different STEM kits we will build different structures to learn more about formation and framework. This integrated class will explore topics within these disciplines through ha...More Info
Storytelling: Create Your Own BookTime: AM Let your creativity flow as we spend our week gathering inspiration and guidance from other authors, and explore how we can take on that role and share our own stories. We will look at a variety of styles and genres to fuel our own ideas as we discover how to put our thoughts on paper. ...More 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
Take a Dive: Marine ScienceTime: PM Dive into the world of marine biology and oceanography! Students will come face-to-face with some unique sea creatures. You’ll complete a squid dissection, bring to life genuine Triassic Triops, conduct a whale adaptations lab, and examine many weird wonders that live under the sea! ...More Info
The Nature of ArtTime: PM Art is a big part of nature. As such, we will learn where forms and shapes will take us in the natural discovery of the most pure form of creating “art.” Children will work with a variety of media. Teacher: Sharon Uibel has been a Master teacher for 27 years in the public schools and ...More Info
The New 7 Wonders of the WorldTime: AM A little history mixed with some art and geography. This class opens up our minds to some amazing and inspiring landmarks around the world. Students will discover the importance these historical landmarks have on our world today: They are: Chichen Itza, Christ the Redeemer, Great Wall of...More Info
Upcycle: Trash to Treasure-FULL DAYTime: FULL DAY * This is a full day course. Taking care of our environment is important. Did you know that you can use recycled materials to create new and unique items? You just need to think outside the box. Come spend the week taking all your trash and turning it into treasure. We will make j...More Info
Vets in Training: "Interns"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 “Interns” course for our Junior Scholars will include Pet CPR, Anesthesia 101, Ophthalmology, the Sk...More Info
What's Cooking?Time: AM This class will explore literal and figurative cooking. Each day we will make something different, whether it’s edible like cookies, or inedible like clay, we will create it from scratch and joy. Each child will design their own recipe books as a culminating project. Family and friends a...More Info
Yoga and Mindful Practice - YSTime: PM Just be... 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 ...More Info
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