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Moorestown Friends School (also known as MFS) is a private Quaker school located at East Main Street and Chester Avenue in Moorestown, New Jersey. The school serves students from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. The school serves nearly 700 students.

The school is a member of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools.

Moorestown Friends School is one of the sites used by the Summer Institute for the Gifted and by ESF Summer Camps.

Awards and recognitionEdit

During the 1991-92 school year, Moorestown Friends School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education[1], the highest award an American school can receive.[2][3]

History Edit

Moorestown Friends School was created in 1785 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The original building stood in what is now Maple Shade Township, New Jersey. It was built before any public school was established in Moorestown. Soon after, another building was erected on the current site, next to the Moorestown Meetinghouse.

AthleticsEdit

The girls tennis team won the 2005 South B state sectional championship with a 4-1 win over Sacred Heart High School.[4]


ReferencesEdit

  1. Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002 (PDF), accessed May 11, 2006
  2. CIBA cited as one of the best by Education Department, Journal Inquirer, November 16, 2006. "The Blue Ribbon award is given only to schools that reach the top 10 percent of their state's testing scores over several years or show significant gains in student achievement. It is considered the highest honor a school can achieve."
  3. Viers Mill School Wins Blue Ribbon; School Scored High on Statewide Test; The Washington Post. September 29, 2005 "For their accomplishments, all three schools this month earned the status of Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor the U.S. Education Department can bestow upon a school."
  4. 2005 Girls Team Tennis - South B, NJSIAA. Accessed July 17, 2007.

External linksEdit

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