Read a recap from the Middle School MathCounts Competition.
Middle School at GFS is a magical, memorable place, with developmentally designed programs to meet the needs of 11-14 year olds. That includes finding joy in learning, and also finding joy in the discovery of who each young person is as an individual. Students engage through academics, clubs, affinity group spaces, athletics, and service in ways that help them to discover their true selves.
“I think the most important thing that our middle schoolers should take with them moving forward is confidence in their abilities, to know that they belong, that this is their home, they have agency here, and to not be afraid to share their gifts with the world.”
- Keino Terrell, Director of Middle School
Middle School News
Enjoy some news from our exchange program in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Middle School A Cappella opened GFS' legendary A Cappella Fest on Friday, February 3.
Read reflections from our 2023 Lunar New Year event.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Office of Community Engagement held an annual Day of Service on campus.
In January, students had a virtual visit with guest artist Santi White ’93 aka Santigold.
This month, we held the first of three Community Engagement Series, which educates students about food security, housing justice, and environmental stewardship.
We are excited to welcome our new faculty and staff to GFS.
We are delighted to share the names of the recipients of the 2022 Maguire Innovation Fund for Progressive Education. Check out some of the projects!
Celebrate summer with some good books! Learn about our summer reading programs.
Meet Keino Terrell: Director of Middle School
Keino came to GFS from Friends’ Central School, where he was named Assistant Principal in 2016. For 23 years, he served in various roles at FCS, including Dean of Students, Diversity Coordinator, English and Language Arts teacher, and Director of the Summer Outreach Program.
Keino’s vast experience as a teacher and administrator, deep respect for Quaker practice, focus on social justice and equity, strong belief in research-based approaches, and dedication to interdisciplinary learning make him a vital member of the GFS community. As Director of Middle School, he prioritizes meaningful innovation, community involvement, student and family engagement, and professional development in building academic excellence.
Keino received his Master of Education from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and his Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Shippensburg University. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Temple University’s Graduate School of Education.
Middle School Office
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Director of Middle School
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