Revealing Brilliance at MMFS


You may have noticed the phrase “Revealing Brilliance” that is a part of Mary McDowell Friends School’s logo and appears on our website and printed materials. What does “Revealing Brilliance” mean? It means that our students come to this school with their individual skills, talents, and abilities. Through differentiated instruction, the commitment of our highly skilled teachers and support staff, and the rigorous academics we offer, our students will succeed in school.

At Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS), every learner shines. We support our students to grow and to find their innate gifts and “inner light.” We provide them with opportunities to reach their full potential by understanding how they learn, drawing on their strengths, and encouraging them to meet their challenges. Our students work hard at academics, the arts, and athletics so that their many talents can emerge.

When families, even those who have very young children, start at MMFS, they want to know, “can my child gain the skills needed for college?” The answer is YES! When children come to MMFS, they are welcomed into a brighter future. From our youngest students through our 12th graders, our students come to understand how they learn best, how to self-advocate, and how to challenge themselves. We equip them with the tools they need to thrive. Mary McDowell Friends School graduates succeed at some of the nation’s top colleges and universities. Others forge fulfilling career paths through hands-on programs that provide important life skills. The MMFS experience empowers students to take an active role in learning at every level – elementary, middle and high school, college, and beyond. Students build a foundation at MMFS that will support them long after they’ve graduated. This is what we mean when we say “Revealing Brilliance.”