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15 High St
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

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May 12, 2015
A great Middle School! Our child researched & represented a country at the World s Fair in Oct. which all grades visited to learn more about the 50 countries from the MS students. Also represented this country at United Nations Day in a mock UN session where student led groups discussed real world issues including Animal Extinction, Gun Control & Global Food Crisis. The entire school read "Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes" to learn about Japan. During the year they folded origami swans for International Day of Peace & taught their buddy class to write their names in Japanese. They studied Japanese art forms in Art class. The Multicultural Board held an International Children s Day with a formal tea ceremony, Japanese artifacts & food. A Japanese style drumming crew visited for a whole school assembly. Even the Middle School Winter Drama was about Japan- The Wondrous Tales from Old Japan. The 6th grade is currently mapping Russia and will map the entire world from memory by June. The 8th grade class went on a Capstone trip to Costa Rica- their trip was shared before and after with all students. These are just the some highlights! Our child is having a fantastic experience!

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May 07, 2015
We have 2 children at the Friends School Mullica Hill and another attending next year. Our two current school attendees are in Pre K2 and Kindergarten. Before visiting the school for the first time we had heard a tremendous amount of positive comments. We were not disappointed when we visited. It was actually even better than we thought. When we took our tour of the school we were sold on it immediately. We noticed that there is a very unique sense of family and kindness from the first time we walked in. The entire staff takes a great deal of pride in the school. When we saw what the curriculum was for the students we were VERY impressed. At the same time we felt guilty. We felt like we wasted 2 years of previous schooling. We could write paragraphs about how great the faculty / school is or how much our children have learned, but do not take our word for it. If you truly want to see what Friends School Mullica Hill is all about then go to the 8 th grade graduation to see how mature and worldly the students are or schedule a tour of the school. Reviews and word of mouth are a great guide for making decisions but nothing can take the place of seeing the results with your own eyes.

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April 26, 2015
Declining quality is apparent. Teaching faculty remain top notch. Misguided administration as well as a greater inclusion of average students/exodus of higher caliber students has led to a decline in measurable performance. Good Friendly atmosphere, but too great if a REPEATEDLY emphasis on the plight of African Americans. Little to no exposure to the other cultures of the world

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April 07, 2015
I have two children at FSMH in lower elementary, and we could not be happier. My kids literally look forward to going back to school on Monday mornings and after breaks. The quality is unparalleled, but FSMH matches academic excellence with compassionate attention to each child's formation as whole persons -- meaning that they are not just educating heads, but hearts and hands as well. When one child falls down on the playground, the rest -- older, younger, peers -- gather around to make sure the other child is all right. The teachers and staff are wonderfully helpful, and the community is just the best.

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February 08, 2015
My daughter is in the 6th grade and has been at Friends since kindergarten . This school has a warm family environment . There are lots of extra curricular activities and sports which my daughter enjoys . The academics are rigurous and what one would expect from a private school. I am confident that she will be well prepared for any high school that she chooses.

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December 01, 2014
My child is an eight grader at FSMH and she has attended since first grade. My husband and I can honestly say that it has been a struggle financially, but worth EVERY PENNY. Not only is our child challenged, the school has challenged our minds as well. It is like paying one tuition for three people -- as all three of us are always learning. To see my child happy and eager and willing to learn and go to school each day, makes me feel confident that we made the right choice. I can honestly say her education has been worth every red cent spent. She participates in nearly every extracurricular activity, loves her teachers, friends and the overall Friends community. We can honestly say that our child is ready to go off to high school and will be well ahead of the game. The middle school social studies teacher is my favorite because he has taken us on so many journeys and has impressed our daughter and ourselves beyond our wildest dreams. Last, but not least, I love the diversity -- it has taught our child other cultures, heritages and backgrounds. Our daughter was a perfect fit for Friends Mullica Hill. If we had to do it over again, we would not hesitate to send her there.

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October 09, 2014
The only complaint I have about the school is the tuition. It is extremely expensive. Other than that I have no complaints. My daughter has flourished since attending here. She is outspoken and confident. The school is diverse. She has been exposed to many different interest and traditions during her stay. She is involved in sports and a team player. I like FSMH. She is a 7th grader. One more year to go. Fingers crossed!

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October 06, 2014
Both my children attend Mullica Hill Friend s School.We are in our 7th year at Friends School. Friends School Mullica Hill offer s a strong collaborative community environment. Friends has an excellent academic program but more importantly they teach my children how they can make the world a better place, and to believe in themselves. Parents are welcomed to be active in their child's academics and in their service projects. Teacher s offer to come in early, stay after school to work with kids one on one. Some teachers offer a study group before test. Plus the classes are small to begin with compared to other schools. Kids really do get individualized attention. We have yet to have a teacher we did not enjoy, or who did not challenge my children. As a parent academics are important but self-esteem, community, relationships are the most important to us during these younger years. It is the foundation. The sense of community that is felt the minute we walk through the door each morning is priceless. To me there is not a greater experience for my children then feeling like they belong and they can make a positive difference in the world. possible.

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August 13, 2014
Friends School of Mullica Hill is by far the best investment a parent can make on behalf of their child. While the academics are superior and the faculty the best, it is the time and energy spent on teaching the children how to care and contribute to the world around them that is by far the most outstanding feature of this experience. We are thrilled our daughter has been a member of this community for the last six years and look forward to the next 3!

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February 13, 2014
Terrific school! If you are looking for a school to help your child grow and thrive each year, pick FSMH!. All of the teachers my child have had at Friends School have been wonderful! Whether new in their teaching career or long term teachers, the faculty members are engaged and expert in their subject matter and care deeply about their students' learning. Teachers both challenge and support their students academically.

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February 03, 2014
Please do not ever even consider, 12 teachers gone in the 5 years my child was there.

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January 06, 2014
I am proud to be a teacher at FSMH. It is a wonderful school and an incredible community. The quiet, small campus, pre-K to eighth grade student body and Quaker ethos make this one of the best places to send elementary age school children. The Quaker values form a subtle, yet strong backbone that runs through all of the programs. Even more important is the love of teaching and students that is shown by the faculty and staff. The administrators and teachers know each of the students on a personal level. Parents and children feel that they are part of a community that will be with them for the rest of their lives. The academics are strong and the values-based education is a breath of fresh air. FSMH is indeed a great place to learn.

- submitted by a teacher

December 16, 2013
This school sucks in SO many ways. For one, it is too religous for a private school. Another is that the teachers give work that is quite excessive. I am in 7th grade here, and if there was at least one better cheaper local school, I would have taken the chance to go that school right away. Also, the kids in my class are complete and total stalkers. I hate every part of this school, except fot the Middle School science teacher. He's nice. This school has been getting worse and worse, and lots are leaving. Please, do not send your child here unless you hate him/her.

- submitted by a community member

December 08, 2013
"To provide a fertile learning environment, rich with the nutrients that help us cultivate the intellectual growth, creativity, scholarship and social conscience of each student, within a community of values rooted in the Quaker tradition that advocates mutual respect and nurtures the spirit as well as the mind." The above is the mission statement for Friends School Mullica Hill. This is the "gift" you give your child when they attend our school. As a parent . . . I couldn't ask for more . . .

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December 06, 2013
My husband and I have first hand experience with the public school system and investigated many educational options before deciding on FSMH. Friends is a wonderfully diverse community. You will find friends here and so will your children. This is a small school hyper-focused on growing children into productive, well informed, educated people. The teachers are deeply commited to our children. They fret over all the big and small stuff, building language and math skills, building confidence and building compassion and commitment. FSMH students are well received by highly regarded schools when they graduate. Does that guarentee that every child will be an honor student, of course not! If you want your child to succeed everyone has to get into the game, your child and you. At Friends you will have the opportunity to interact with your children's teachers far more then at most schools. Teachers are always available to discuss your child's progress. Communication is a choice, come to the meetings, be a part of the activities, visit the classrooms you will find an engaged group of people who share a deep commitment to the success of their children.

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December 04, 2013
Interesting that a negative review is immediatey followed by a 5-star review. Seems someone is montioring to ensure the positive reviews outweight the negative. At any rate, the school is highly over-rated. We couldn't leave fast enough and are getting much more "bang for our buck" elsewhere. When staff is leaving left and right...something is wrong.

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October 11, 2013
My children attend Friends School Mullica Hill, and we are thrilled with the education they are receiving. Our children are bright and needed to be in a challenging environment which we have found at Friends. Their teachers genuinely care about them as a person and a learner. My kids are in a safe, nurturing environment. They are learning to respect others and to be global citizens. If you are a parent who appreciates diversity, an open-minded staff and 21st century learning skills, then you will understand and appreciate a Friends education.

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October 10, 2013
Just because you portray a school as fancy, does not mean it is a good school. Don't believe the hype. This school is about judgemental, wealthy families deciding if you can be in their circle. Academics here are no better, and sometimes worse than, much more affordable private schools. Do your research. Talk to families who have attended recently. The school has changed for the worse. The Head of School is detached and completely ignorant of what is going on in the classrooms. Teachers are shuffled around. High turnover of teachers. Administrators fill in as teachers. For the money spent, you need a real teacher in the classroom.

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August 07, 2012
I love this school, and my children have been so well served both academically and socially. Their self-confidence has grown tremendously, and I can't think of them attending anywhere else.

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April 12, 2011
Friends School Mullica Hill is a special place. It is a school where children are nurtured and encouraged every day and challenged to perform their own personal best academically. Being part of a respectful community is encouraged among students because it is an important part of becoming a respectful adult. It is an environment where children learn to problem solve, to work together, to think critically about their work, and how to rebound after making mistakes. They are celebrated for their own academic successes. Finding the perfect educational environment is a unique decision to each family as children are have their own learning styles and abilities. Friends School Mullica Hill is a community where students are challenged to grow and thrive.

- submitted by a teacher

April 01, 2011
This school places a lot of emphasis on community service and community-building, which are important elements of education. However, they also need to focus on helping students to master fundamental academic skills. Students should not graduate with poor writing ability, yet many do. Receiving high schools say that some FSMH students can't write. That is not acceptable. How can any student slip through the cracks with classes as small as 11 or 12 students? Further, FSMH students have had trouble with weak math skills when transitioning into PUBLIC high school math programs. Again, that is unacceptable. Someone in charge needs to address these glaring problems. Tuition is far too high for a mediocre academic program. If the academics were better the tuition would be well worth it. Unfortunately, parents often do not realize how weak the academics are until their children go elsewhere and have something else to compare to. Focus on students' social and emotional growth alone cannot sustain a school.

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November 23, 2010
I have 2 children that attend Friends school in Mullica Hill. We could not be more pleased. My kids are each unique and the values that both the school and teachers bring to them are just wonderful. Aside from the education (my oldest has been placed in the John's Hopkins Talanted Youth Program), they have learned amazing social skills and compassion for others. I receive one on one feedback regularly from the teachers because we only have 12 children in their classroom. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a quality, well rounded school for their child.

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October 12, 2010
Friends School gives a quality education. They also teach students to care for one another, to respect the enviroment and respect everyone around.

- submitted by a community member

May 03, 2010
It's a really tiny school. I am a 7th grader at FSMH and find it hard to have a lot of friends. There are only 14 kids in the whole 7th grade, so if you get in a fight with your best friend there is really no one else you can talk to. For all the money we pay for tuition we are going to school in a trailer ( yes the middle school is a trailer). T. Joe O'Brien is a wonderful english teacher and is understanding in every way. Some teachers aren't ever going to be voted as class favorite...and most of them aren't liked. Diversity is the most important thing to this school, when it should be other things such as academics, and rebuilding some things such as the gym, and middle school buildings. The school is okay but would be better with more kids.

- submitted by a student
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September 03, 2009
There is a serious lack of qualified teachers, quaker teachers and an even more frightening turnover of teachers each year. The school grounds and surrounding buildings are deteriorating with no improvements scheduled for the near future and tuition prices continue to increase. Quaker values are what drew me to the school, but it has become increasingly obvious that money and fundraising and being diverse is more important than true Quaker values.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2009
really small classes, some good teachers, school is very diverse, however there is a somewhat lack of explicitly qualified teachers

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September 26, 2008
FSMH is the best school you could ever hope for your children to attend. They empower their students with their challenging classes and provide a nurturing enviorment for growth. FSMH's staff is highly educated and world traveled and they share it with their students as they love what they do and it shows! This school is worth every penny you may spend (and they do have financial aid) and so much more!! Dont let this life changeing opportunity for your children pass you by. It is the foundation they need for success. L. Kiernan

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April 03, 2008
My child graduated from FSMH in 2006 after attending for 9 years. Inspite of a moderate budget FSMH provided superior academics and a program that nourished mind, body and soul of its students. The teachers are remarkably dedicated. The Quaker principals of peace, social justice, respect for all are carried into the academic and social programs. The commuminty from teachers to staff, students and parents become family. The graduates - as rising 8th graders- are confident, open-minded, and respectful young adults. Adults take notice of their strength of character at such a young age. Although there was a bump or two along the way, it was absolutely worthwhile for our child to stay through graduation. I expect that she will look back on this school as a highlight in her childhood and life experiences. This school is life-changing.

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September 24, 2007
Our child recently began his second year at Friends and we have been extremely pleased. The teachers are very approachable and willing to tailor the curriculum to each child's individual needs. Class size is kept small. Lower school students take classes in violin, art, science, computers, spanish, yoga, and more. The Early Room & Extended Day programs are well-staffed. Quaker values of peace and nonviolence are expressed in numerous ways: encouragement of conflict resolution among students, civic volunteer opportunities, and an overall gentle and respectful tone that is felt on campus. The tuition is high and is quite a struggle to pay at times, but has been worth every penny.

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June 28, 2007
My child just finished his first year at Friends. Everyone at Friends, from teachers to administrators, appear to be committed to providing a safe, stimulating environment for kids. It's a great place for a child to build not only their knowledge, but confidence and self-esteem. At Friends, a student's potential is limitless. The partnership between home and school is also excellent.

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May 07, 2007
My child's first year at Friends School is almost finished. I am concerned that the school seems to be top heavy in administrators. Three administrators for 230 students seems a bit much and I would rather see this money go to the technology and information science programs both of which are severely lacking in equipment, curriculum and certified teachers. Music and art seem to be fine in these categories.

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April 07, 2007
The recent loss of qualified, experienced teachers concerns me. Discipline and lack of security also seem to be a problem. Several educational programs seem to be run by volunteers.

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January 10, 2007
Excellant teachers and programs offered. Our child began learning Spanish and violin in class in the first grade. Where else would you go to learn this as part of you regular school day. The teachers are approachable and parents included in their childs academic life. Great choice of school for our children.

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October 28, 2005
I send my two children to this school, and although I am slightly worried about the recent loss of several teachers, I am happy with the way the school is run.

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August 31, 2005
Exellent level of education with qualified degreed teachers. Wonderful arts and music program and lots of great activities for kids and parents. Excellent community of friends and a great place to have a child develop a love of learning

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August 31, 2005
Friends School is a wonderful place for a child to learn, to grow, to discover and to excel academically. It's a great community of teachers, students and parents who really respect one another and collaborate to make things work. Even though it's a private school, the environment is unpretentious. The curriculum is designed to engage and challenge the students and is taught above general public school grade level. But there is plenty of support for students who need help. Above all, teachers are not simply teaching to a standardized test. They appear to love what they do and are very good at it.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2005
A wonderful school with dedicated staff and involved parents. Small class size allows teachers to incorporate new and progressive educational programs into their classes with success. Students are trained in conflict resolution and there is rarely any discipline problems to address.

- submitted by a teacher

October 06, 2004
Friends School Mullica Hill provided my children with a nuturing, spiritual environment while providing superb education opportunities. The staff and faculty are committed to the mission of the school.

- submitted by a parent

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Friends School Mullica Hill
15 High St, Mullica Hill, NJ  08062
(856) 478-2908
Last modified Friends School Mullica Hill is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Friends School Mullica Hill Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top