Community

Community Counts

Community

Guided by the Quaker principle Community, the Cambridge Friends School community is a vibrant blend of individual students, families, faculty and staff, administrators, trustees, and alumni. Our school is a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive community of learners, which intentionally strives to strengthen the community by ensuring that the individual feels respected and affirmed.

Cambridge Friends School provides many learning. service, and social opportunities for families and friends through its all-school assemblies and Meetings for Worship, seminars, curricular and community partnerships, and Family Association events and groups. CFS also welcomes alumni and their families for the annual book sale, Seminar Series, gala, Significant Elders Day, and service opportunities.

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Community Partners

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  • Berkman Center for Internet & Society

    Cambridge Friends School partners with the Youth and Media project at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. CFS students participate in and benefit from studies on how youth use and are impacted by media.
  • Cadbury Commons

    The Cambridge Friends School Middle School partners with our neighbor Cadbury Commons for the benefit of both the students and the residents of this assisted living facility. Students play games and spend time talking with and learning from the elders at Cadbury Commons, as part of community service. Residents and students alike enjoy performances by the CFS Jazz Band and a year-end art show curated by the eighth-grade.
  • Community Cooks

    Since 2009, every month a group of cooks from Cambridge Friends School has provided a hearty meal for CASPAR clients in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The CFS-based Community Cooks group is one of many under the aegis of Community Cooks, a network of 400+ cooks serving 21 nonprofit agencies in Greater Boston. Each cook prepares a dish at home, then drops it off the morning of the meal in the CFS Cadbury Road lobby. Just a few hours a month makes a tangible difference in people's lives. Click Community Cooks to learn more about the program.
     
  • Cradles to Crayons

    Cambridge Friends School partners with the non-profit Cradles to Crayons (Boston) to assist with collection of needed items for children and to volunteer putting together packs. Cradles to Crayons bins are in the Welcome Center throughout the school year. For a list of what is needed, visit the Cradles to Crayons website.
  • DevTech Research Group

    The robotics project in first grade was implemented in cooperation with the Developmental Technologies Research Group (DevTech Research Group), directed by Professor Marina Umaschi Bers at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Development, at Tufts University. The DevTech Research Group aims to understand how new technologies play a positive role in children’s development and learning. Click here for more information on the DevTech Ready for Robotics program.
  • Porter Square Books

    Porter Square Books is an independent, full-service bookstore in Porter Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts. PSB is the bookseller to CFS events such as the CFS Seminar Series and hosts CFS Night at PSB in March, donating 20% of the proceeds from sales during that event to the CFS annual fund. 
  • TUFTS University STEM Education Program

  • Viridian Energy

    Cambridge Friends School has joined Viridian Energy’s Residual Fundraising Program. During the months of October and November, 2013, depending on the number of people who switch to green energy, CFS has the opportunity to receive donations from Viridian ranging from $50.00 to $5,750. For more information, please visit Viridian energy and watch the video that explains the Residual Fundraising Program that CFS has joined.
  • Museum of Fine Arts

    Cambridge Friends School is partners with the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Through the MFA School Partnership program, all Middle School (MS) students have the opportunity to visit and learn from the MFA at least three times per year. The manager of teacher programs and school partnerships at the MFA meets with Cambridge Friends School teachers to discuss resources available to them and describe the exhibits that would be displayed throughout the school year. Through the MFA partnership, CFS teachers have a better sense of what the MFA can offer students and how its exhibits can complement CFS curriculum and extend student learning.
     
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