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Adapted with permission from Peter Lane's, "North American Quaker Boarding Schools"

Because Quaker values are "in the air" all the time, not just during school hours.

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Because these communities are nurturing places where the risk-taking inherent in learning can occur without many of the disruptions that abound in the outside world.

Because the students and adults in these residential communities learn to share space with one another and to agree on the expectations (rules) that guide their lives together. This is great preparation for life in residential colleges.

Because people are accepted for who they are; differences are seen as doorways rather than walls. Girls and boys are valued equally as learners both in and outside the classrooms.

Because scholarship is respected and leads to sensible choices about what to do after graduation.

Because time is available for everyone to participate in the arts. This is encouraged as part of developing the whole person.

Because volunteer service, doing daily chores in school, and participation in service programs outside the school—is a way to build a sense of self-worth and responsibility for others.

Because the friendships formed in these intentional communities often last a lifetime.

Because there are funds available (based on demonstrated need) to help families pay for the education of their children.

Because the country settings where most of these schools are found allow for outdoor activity, some in athletic programs and others in agricultural activities.

Being outdoors is considered to be good for the spirit as well as for the body.

Because Meeting for Worship is placed prominently in the weekly schedule and all are urged to enter into the group of gathered seekers.

Because the time that they spend in these school communities helps out graduates to know themselves as whole human beings ready to trust in the goodness of others.

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Adapted with permission from Peter Lane's, "North American Quaker Boarding Schools"

Because Quaker values are "in the air" all the time, not just during school hours.

Bonfire at Scattergood

Because these communities are nurturing places where the risk-taking inherent in learning can occur without many of the disruptions that abound in the outside world.

Because the students and adults in these residential communities learn to share space with one another and to agree on the expectations (rules) that guide their lives together. This is great preparation for life in residential colleges.

Because people are accepted for who they are; differences are seen as doorways rather than walls. Girls and boys are valued equally as learners both in and outside the classrooms.

Because scholarship is respected and leads to sensible choices about what to do after graduation.

Because time is available for everyone to participate in the arts. This is encouraged as part of developing the whole person.

Because volunteer service, doing daily chores in school, and participation in service programs outside the school—is a way to build a sense of self-worth and responsibility for others.

Because the friendships formed in these intentional communities often last a lifetime.

Because there are funds available (based on demonstrated need) to help families pay for the education of their children.

Because the country settings where most of these schools are found allow for outdoor activity, some in athletic programs and others in agricultural activities.

Being outdoors is considered to be good for the spirit as well as for the body.

Because Meeting for Worship is placed prominently in the weekly schedule and all are urged to enter into the group of gathered seekers.

Because the time that they spend in these school communities helps out graduates to know themselves as whole human beings ready to trust in the goodness of others.

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Adapted with permission from Peter Lane's, "North American Quaker Boarding Schools"

Because Quaker values are "in the air" all the time, not just during school hours.

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Because these communities are nurturing places where the risk-taking inherent in learning can occur without many of the disruptions that abound in the outside world.

Because the students and adults in these residential communities learn to share space with one another and to agree on the expectations (rules) that guide their lives together. This is great preparation for life in residential colleges.

Because people are accepted for who they are; differences are seen as doorways rather than walls. Girls and boys are valued equally as learners both in and outside the classrooms.

Because scholarship is respected and leads to sensible choices about what to do after graduation.

Because time is available for everyone to participate in the arts. This is encouraged as part of developing the whole person.

Because volunteer service, doing daily chores in school, and participation in service programs outside the school—is a way to build a sense of self-worth and responsibility for others.

Because the friendships formed in these intentional communities often last a lifetime.

Because there are funds available (based on demonstrated need) to help families pay for the education of their children.

Because the country settings where most of these schools are found allow for outdoor activity, some in athletic programs and others in agricultural activities.

Being outdoors is considered to be good for the spirit as well as for the body.

Because Meeting for Worship is placed prominently in the weekly schedule and all are urged to enter into the group of gathered seekers.

Because the time that they spend in these school communities helps out graduates to know themselves as whole human beings ready to trust in the goodness of others.

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Adapted with permission from Peter Lane's, "North American Quaker Boarding Schools"

Because Quaker values are "in the air" all the time, not just during school hours.

Bonfire at Scattergood

Because these communities are nurturing places where the risk-taking inherent in learning can occur without many of the disruptions that abound in the outside world.

Because the students and adults in these residential communities learn to share space with one another and to agree on the expectations (rules) that guide their lives together. This is great preparation for life in residential colleges.

Because people are accepted for who they are; differences are seen as doorways rather than walls. Girls and boys are valued equally as learners both in and outside the classrooms.

Because scholarship is respected and leads to sensible choices about what to do after graduation.

Because time is available for everyone to participate in the arts. This is encouraged as part of developing the whole person.

Because volunteer service, doing daily chores in school, and participation in service programs outside the school—is a way to build a sense of self-worth and responsibility for others.

Because the friendships formed in these intentional communities often last a lifetime.

Because there are funds available (based on demonstrated need) to help families pay for the education of their children.

Because the country settings where most of these schools are found allow for outdoor activity, some in athletic programs and others in agricultural activities.

Being outdoors is considered to be good for the spirit as well as for the body.

Because Meeting for Worship is placed prominently in the weekly schedule and all are urged to enter into the group of gathered seekers.

Because the time that they spend in these school communities helps out graduates to know themselves as whole human beings ready to trust in the goodness of others.

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Adapted with permission from Peter Lane's, "North American Quaker Boarding Schools"

Because Quaker values are "in the air" all the time, not just during school hours.

Bonfire at Scattergood

Because these communities are nurturing places where the risk-taking inherent in learning can occur without many of the disruptions that abound in the outside world.

Because the students and adults in these residential communities learn to share space with one another and to agree on the expectations (rules) that guide their lives together. This is great preparation for life in residential colleges.

Because people are accepted for who they are; differences are seen as doorways rather than walls. Girls and boys are valued equally as learners both in and outside the classrooms.

Because scholarship is respected and leads to sensible choices about what to do after graduation.

Because time is available for everyone to participate in the arts. This is encouraged as part of developing the whole person.

Because volunteer service, doing daily chores in school, and participation in service programs outside the school—is a way to build a sense of self-worth and responsibility for others.

Because the friendships formed in these intentional communities often last a lifetime.

Because there are funds available (based on demonstrated need) to help families pay for the education of their children.

Because the country settings where most of these schools are found allow for outdoor activity, some in athletic programs and others in agricultural activities.

Being outdoors is considered to be good for the spirit as well as for the body.

Because Meeting for Worship is placed prominently in the weekly schedule and all are urged to enter into the group of gathered seekers.

Because the time that they spend in these school communities helps out graduates to know themselves as whole human beings ready to trust in the goodness of others.

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Adapted with permission from Peter Lane's, "North American Quaker Boarding Schools"

Because Quaker values are "in the air" all the time, not just during school hours.

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Because the students and adults in these residential communities learn to share space with one another and to agree on the expectations (rules) that guide their lives together. This is great preparation for life in residential colleges.

Because people are accepted for who they are; differences are seen as doorways rather than walls. Girls and boys are valued equally as learners both in and outside the classrooms.

Because scholarship is respected and leads to sensible choices about what to do after graduation.

Because time is available for everyone to participate in the arts. This is encouraged as part of developing the whole person.

Because volunteer service, doing daily chores in school, and participation in service programs outside the school—is a way to build a sense of self-worth and responsibility for others.

Because the friendships formed in these intentional communities often last a lifetime.

Because there are funds available (based on demonstrated need) to help families pay for the education of their children.

Because the country settings where most of these schools are found allow for outdoor activity, some in athletic programs and others in agricultural activities.

Being outdoors is considered to be good for the spirit as well as for the body.

Because Meeting for Worship is placed prominently in the weekly schedule and all are urged to enter into the group of gathered seekers.

Because the time that they spend in these school communities helps out graduates to know themselves as whole human beings ready to trust in the goodness of others.

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Adapted with permission from Peter Lane's, "North American Quaker Boarding Schools"

Because Quaker values are "in the air" all the time, not just during school hours.

Bonfire at Scattergood

Because these communities are nurturing places where the risk-taking inherent in learning can occur without many of the disruptions that abound in the outside world.

Because the students and adults in these residential communities learn to share space with one another and to agree on the expectations (rules) that guide their lives together. This is great preparation for life in residential colleges.

Because people are accepted for who they are; differences are seen as doorways rather than walls. Girls and boys are valued equally as learners both in and outside the classrooms.

Because scholarship is respected and leads to sensible choices about what to do after graduation.

Because time is available for everyone to participate in the arts. This is encouraged as part of developing the whole person.

Because volunteer service, doing daily chores in school, and participation in service programs outside the school—is a way to build a sense of self-worth and responsibility for others.

Because the friendships formed in these intentional communities often last a lifetime.

Because there are funds available (based on demonstrated need) to help families pay for the education of their children.

Because the country settings where most of these schools are found allow for outdoor activity, some in athletic programs and others in agricultural activities.

Being outdoors is considered to be good for the spirit as well as for the body.

Because Meeting for Worship is placed prominently in the weekly schedule and all are urged to enter into the group of gathered seekers.

Because the time that they spend in these school communities helps out graduates to know themselves as whole human beings ready to trust in the goodness of others.

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Adapted with permission from Peter Lane's, "North American Quaker Boarding Schools"

Because Quaker values are "in the air" all the time, not just during school hours.

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Because these communities are nurturing places where the risk-taking inherent in learning can occur without many of the disruptions that abound in the outside world.

Because the students and adults in these residential communities learn to share space with one another and to agree on the expectations (rules) that guide their lives together. This is great preparation for life in residential colleges.

Because people are accepted for who they are; differences are seen as doorways rather than walls. Girls and boys are valued equally as learners both in and outside the classrooms.

Because scholarship is respected and leads to sensible choices about what to do after graduation.

Because time is available for everyone to participate in the arts. This is encouraged as part of developing the whole person.

Because volunteer service, doing daily chores in school, and participation in service programs outside the school—is a way to build a sense of self-worth and responsibility for others.

Because the friendships formed in these intentional communities often last a lifetime.

Because there are funds available (based on demonstrated need) to help families pay for the education of their children.

Because the country settings where most of these schools are found allow for outdoor activity, some in athletic programs and others in agricultural activities.

Being outdoors is considered to be good for the spirit as well as for the body.

Because Meeting for Worship is placed prominently in the weekly schedule and all are urged to enter into the group of gathered seekers.

Because the time that they spend in these school communities helps out graduates to know themselves as whole human beings ready to trust in the goodness of others.

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Adapted with permission from Peter Lane's, "North American Quaker Boarding Schools"

Because Quaker values are "in the air" all the time, not just during school hours.

Bonfire at Scattergood

Because these communities are nurturing places where the risk-taking inherent in learning can occur without many of the disruptions that abound in the outside world.

Because the students and adults in these residential communities learn to share space with one another and to agree on the expectations (rules) that guide their lives together. This is great preparation for life in residential colleges.

Because people are accepted for who they are; differences are seen as doorways rather than walls. Girls and boys are valued equally as learners both in and outside the classrooms.

Because scholarship is respected and leads to sensible choices about what to do after graduation.

Because time is available for everyone to participate in the arts. This is encouraged as part of developing the whole person.

Because volunteer service, doing daily chores in school, and participation in service programs outside the school—is a way to build a sense of self-worth and responsibility for others.

Because the friendships formed in these intentional communities often last a lifetime.

Because there are funds available (based on demonstrated need) to help families pay for the education of their children.

Because the country settings where most of these schools are found allow for outdoor activity, some in athletic programs and others in agricultural activities.

Being outdoors is considered to be good for the spirit as well as for the body.

Because Meeting for Worship is placed prominently in the weekly schedule and all are urged to enter into the group of gathered seekers.

Because the time that they spend in these school communities helps out graduates to know themselves as whole human beings ready to trust in the goodness of others.

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Adapted with permission from Peter Lane's, "North American Quaker Boarding Schools"

Because Quaker values are "in the air" all the time, not just during school hours.

Bonfire at Scattergood

Because these communities are nurturing places where the risk-taking inherent in learning can occur without many of the disruptions that abound in the outside world.

Because the students and adults in these residential communities learn to share space with one another and to agree on the expectations (rules) that guide their lives together. This is great preparation for life in residential colleges.

Because people are accepted for who they are; differences are seen as doorways rather than walls. Girls and boys are valued equally as learners both in and outside the classrooms.

Because scholarship is respected and leads to sensible choices about what to do after graduation.

Because time is available for everyone to participate in the arts. This is encouraged as part of developing the whole person.

Because volunteer service, doing daily chores in school, and participation in service programs outside the school—is a way to build a sense of self-worth and responsibility for others.

Because the friendships formed in these intentional communities often last a lifetime.

Because there are funds available (based on demonstrated need) to help families pay for the education of their children.

Because the country settings where most of these schools are found allow for outdoor activity, some in athletic programs and others in agricultural activities.

Being outdoors is considered to be good for the spirit as well as for the body.

Because Meeting for Worship is placed prominently in the weekly schedule and all are urged to enter into the group of gathered seekers.

Because the time that they spend in these school communities helps out graduates to know themselves as whole human beings ready to trust in the goodness of others.