Moorestown Friends School Class of 2013 graduates Sarah Master, Spencer Bard, and Ashleigh Cartwright talk candidly about their experiences at MFS with new staff member Kat Clark, including their thoughts on teachers, opportunities, and ethical education. They are now attending Brown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Columbia University (respectively).
While in high school, Sarah performed in all of the school musicals and pursued gender studies both academically and extracurricularly. She hopes to study psychology or English and eventually work in women’s advocacy or therapy. Her favorite research project in Upper School explored gender differences in attitude and performance in physical education classes.
Spencer plays baseball at MIT and played 12 seasons of sports at MFS. He founded the MFS Debate Club and is interested in both computer science and business. He was actively involved in a capella, choir, and Spanish language activities and attended MFS since Lower School. One of his most memorable experiences at Moorestown Friends was peer mediation on the playground in first grade — he says learning empathy was one of the most significant aspects of his education thus far, and something he intends to carry with him into the business world.
Ashleigh was captain of the varsity cross country team at MFS and was vice president of the NAACP Youth Council of Burlington County. She was also president of the social justice club LEAD, and her capstone project was an exposé of sex slavery in the United States. She is pursuing human rights and international business studies at Columbia.
Moorestown Friends School is an academically rigorous Quaker day school in Moorestown, NJ emphasizing personal and ethical growth for our diverse student body.