Quakerism and Service Learning
Seventh graders take QUADS, a quarter-long course integrating the study of Quakerism, art, design and service learning. QUADS provides students with an understanding of and appreciation for the Quaker beliefs, values and practices that form the religious and philosophical roots of Quaker education and William Penn Charter School.
All Middle School students participate in weekly Meeting for Worship, during which students and teachers gather for 30 minutes in the school’s Meeting Room. Meeting holds a pivotal and central place in school life. In the midst of busy schedules, many members of the community find meeting a special time of the week, an oasis of quiet and peace sometimes punctuated by reflective comments from classmates and teachers.