The mission of the Arthur Morgan School is to provide a safe and loving environment where students in grades 7, 8, and 9 learn to question and evaluate, think creatively and work independently and cooperatively, while sharing in a community that honors simplicity, respect, responsibility and thoughtful consideration.
The vision of the Arthur Morgan School is to empower our students to make courageous choices that may create global change by developing awareness of our impact on social and ecological life.
Founded in 1962, the Arthur Morgan School is a progressive school for boarding and day students in grades 7-9. These students and a dozen staff learn together by living together—sharing work, play, study, and decision-making. Students and staff live according to the Quaker values of simplicity, responsibility, service, personal integrity, nonviolent conflict resolution, and respect for self, others and the environment.
The program at AMS is specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of teenagers. Small academic classes provide close attention to individual needs, while a wide range of electives emphasize self-expression and hands-on learning. AMS allows students to experience success in the classroom as well as outdoors, in the arts, and through our work program.
The central aim of the school is to help each student grow into a confident and responsible young person. Instead of learning to compete, students learn to cooperate, care for themselves, their world, and each other. AMS is dedicated to helping students become compassionate, confident, and competent young men and women.