Strong Minds. Kind Hearts.

Student Life

Middle School clubs meet either weekly or bi-weekly during lunch.

Steering Committee (Student Government) Grades 6, 7, 8 – Advisor: Ms. Saunders
The purpose of this committee is to have a forum where committee members can bring forward school wide concerns that need to be discussed and addressed. This committee will also engage in hands-on community service and supporting the middle school initiatives. Students will have the opportunity to learn how to Clerk meetings in the manner of Friends. As grade level representatives, students will make announcements to their classes and conduct Meetings for Business, as needed. Meets Mondays at 11:30 am in the Quaker Student Life Center.

TASQUE (Teachers and Students for Quaker Education) Grades 6, 7, and 8 – Advisors: Mrs. Collier and Mrs. Mulcahy
This committee focuses on the spiritual and ethical issues in the school. Students must express interest in joining this club to their advisor or Mrs. Collier/Mrs. Mulcahy. Names of interested students are presented to the faculty for approval. Meets Tuesdays at 11:30 am in the Quaker Student Life Center.

Diversity Club Grades 6, 7, and 8 – Advisor: Ms. Edwards
Our school, like our country, is a mosaic of cultures and traditions. The Diversity Club looks to recognize and celebrate our cultural diversity. Meets Fridays at 11:30 am in the Quaker Student Life Center.

Environmental Club Grades 6,7,8 – Advisor: Mr. Kriesberg
Students will work on various projects to help improve environmental sustainability here at Friends Academy and in the greater community. Meets Thursdays at 11:30 am in 6th grade science room.

HOPE (Helping Others through Peer Education) Grades 7, 8 – Advisors: Ms. Barth and Dr. Quinland
The HOPE program is the middle school version of the Natural Helpers Program, a national peer-helping program that serves students in middle school through high school. This is a program for students who want to strengthen their communication and helping skills and to provide support to others and serve their schools and communities. Students learn about this program through their advisory. Students are selected for this program through peer nominations. Students who are selected and decide to become a part of the program will receive training during a two-day retreat. Meets Tuesdays B Week at 11:30 am.

Middle School Tour Guides Grades 7, 8 -- Advisors: Mrs. Nolan and Mrs. Mulcahy
Working in conjunction with the Admissions Office, this group of 7th and 8th grade students will become tour guides for prospective families. All tour guides will receive training and practice over the course of several lunch blocks prior to the November and January Open House events. Students are selected for this program through faculty nominations.

Model Congress Grades 6,7,8 – Mr. Frazer
Motivated, well-informed students work together to present legislation to a “Model Congress” comprised of Friends Academy students and other independent school representatives. This is a great club for students who are interested in learning more about and experiencing the democratic process. Students interested in joining Model Congress should contact Mr. Frazer to let him know of their interest.

Yearbook Grades 6,7,8 – Advisor: Mr. Lavallee
Interested students work closely with the Yearbook advisors to create a yearbook that reflects student life in the middle school. New technology, including digital cameras, has enhanced the creation of the book. Students interested in a leadership role in the creation of the yearbook will need to complete an application. Students interested in taking pictures and helping with the layout will need to let the advisor know. Dates and times of the meetings TBA. 

Ski Club Grades 6,7,8 
Students of all abilities head off to nearby slopes in Massachusetts for a day of fun. Rentals and lessons are offered. Many of the middle school teachers join in as chaperone/skiers. Students receive information about the ski trip in early January.