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  • "Before you tell your life what you intend to do with it, listen for what it intends to do with you" - Parker Palmer on the meaning of the Quaker imperative to let your life speak
  • "We are not called upon to follow any fixed procedure. This is creative. The individual spirit is set free to find its way, in its own manner, to God." - Jean Toomer
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded over 300 years ago in England.  From their inception, Friends around the world have been closely involved in education and the establishment of schools.  Scattergood Friends School began as a Quaker institution of higher education for the children of local Quaker farmers, and today 25% of our students are Quaker.  Now, 120 years later, we continue to hold true to our Quaker roots:
 
Equality
Friends don't teach that human nature is inherently sinful. The heart of Quakerism is the belief in an Inner Light, a part of God's spirit that dwells in every human soul. Friends believe that all persons have inherent worth, independent of their gender, race, age, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. Friends believe that there is that of God in each person, and believe in the unique value and spirituality of each person.  We are concerned for the worth, dignity, and equality of each person in the process of building community. There is a strong opposition to warfare, sexism, racism, religious intolerance, and capital punishment.  Additionally, Friends have a long tradition of promoting tolerance, justice, world peace, abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, prison reform, improvement in mental hospitals, etc. Quaker women obtained status equal to men centuries earlier than in most other denominations
 
At Scattergood, we value the individual and treasure each other’s gifts. We celebrate our strengths and differences, and support one another when we try and succeed, or try and fail. 
 
Peace, Simplicity & Social Justice
The Society of Friends has never put forth a blueprint for the structure of the ideal society, having the same reluctance in this respect as in putting forth a religious creed. Nevertheless the meeting itself should aim, however short it may come of attaining its ideal, at a pattern of human relations between its own members which could be considered as ideal for society as a whole.  Friends are committed to settling differences in all human relationships in a peaceful manner. We seek to live simply and in harmony with others and recognize our interdependence with the world we inhabit. 
 
Scattergood staff and students are encouraged to think and act globally, regionally and locally. In our community, we want to practice being responsible for ourselves, and taking responsibility for our actions and words. We value cooperation and community, and want to respect and embrace differences. 
 
Seeking Truth  
In Meeting for Worship, God is there. God is probably always there, but in Meeting, we are able to slow down enough to see God. The Light becomes tangible:, a blanket of love, a hope made living.  Individual Quakers are religiously diverse, but commonly, Quakers believe in keeping a door open for discovering Truth. Quakers believe that all aspects of life are sacramental; no one place or activity is any more spiritual than any other. 
 
At Scattergood, we include times for silence on a daily basis, with morning Collection and Meeting for Worship scheduled throughout the week. We begin meetings with silence, and students and staff can always call for a moment of silence to create spaces of reflection in the busy everyday. We are an  intentional community, where questions are encouraged and deep listening is practiced.   We value hard work alongside quiet reflection, value integrity and believe that our journey at Scattergood helps us plant seeds for a healthy, loving and compassion-filled future.  
 
"I'm not a Quaker.  What's it like to go to a Quaker school?"  Quakerism II: A Guide for New Students, written by the Class of 2014.
 
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded over 300 years ago in England.  From their inception, Friends around the world have been closely involved in education and the establishment of schools.  Scattergood Friends School began as a Quaker institution of higher education for the children of local Quaker farmers, and today 25% of our students are Quaker.  Now, 120 years later, we continue to hold true to our Quaker roots:
 
Equality
Friends don't teach that human nature is inherently sinful. The heart of Quakerism is the belief in an Inner Light, a part of God's spirit that dwells in every human soul. Friends believe that all persons have inherent worth, independent of their gender, race, age, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. Friends believe that there is that of God in each person, and believe in the unique value and spirituality of each person.  We are concerned for the worth, dignity, and equality of each person in the process of building community. There is a strong opposition to warfare, sexism, racism, religious intolerance, and capital punishment.  Additionally, Friends have a long tradition of promoting tolerance, justice, world peace, abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, prison reform, improvement in mental hospitals, etc. Quaker women obtained status equal to men centuries earlier than in most other denominations
 
At Scattergood, we value the individual and treasure each other’s gifts. We celebrate our strengths and differences, and support one another when we try and succeed, or try and fail. 
 
Peace, Simplicity & Social Justice
The Society of Friends has never put forth a blueprint for the structure of the ideal society, having the same reluctance in this respect as in putting forth a religious creed. Nevertheless the meeting itself should aim, however short it may come of attaining its ideal, at a pattern of human relations between its own members which could be considered as ideal for society as a whole.  Friends are committed to settling differences in all human relationships in a peaceful manner. We seek to live simply and in harmony with others and recognize our interdependence with the world we inhabit. 
 
Scattergood staff and students are encouraged to think and act globally, regionally and locally. In our community, we want to practice being responsible for ourselves, and taking responsibility for our actions and words. We value cooperation and community, and want to respect and embrace differences. 
 
Seeking Truth  
In Meeting for Worship, God is there. God is probably always there, but in Meeting, we are able to slow down enough to see God. The Light becomes tangible:, a blanket of love, a hope made living.  Individual Quakers are religiously diverse, but commonly, Quakers believe in keeping a door open for discovering Truth. Quakers believe that all aspects of life are sacramental; no one place or activity is any more spiritual than any other. 
 
At Scattergood, we include times for silence on a daily basis, with morning Collection and Meeting for Worship scheduled throughout the week. We begin meetings with silence, and students and staff can always call for a moment of silence to create spaces of reflection in the busy everyday. We are an  intentional community, where questions are encouraged and deep listening is practiced.   We value hard work alongside quiet reflection, value integrity and believe that our journey at Scattergood helps us plant seeds for a healthy, loving and compassion-filled future.  
 
"I'm not a Quaker.  What's it like to go to a Quaker school?"  Quakerism II: A Guide for New Students, written by the Class of 2014.
 
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded over 300 years ago in England.  From their inception, Friends around the world have been closely involved in education and the establishment of schools.  Scattergood Friends School began as a Quaker institution of higher education for the children of local Quaker farmers, and today 25% of our students are Quaker.  Now, 120 years later, we continue to hold true to our Quaker roots:
 
Equality
Friends don't teach that human nature is inherently sinful. The heart of Quakerism is the belief in an Inner Light, a part of God's spirit that dwells in every human soul. Friends believe that all persons have inherent worth, independent of their gender, race, age, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. Friends believe that there is that of God in each person, and believe in the unique value and spirituality of each person.  We are concerned for the worth, dignity, and equality of each person in the process of building community. There is a strong opposition to warfare, sexism, racism, religious intolerance, and capital punishment.  Additionally, Friends have a long tradition of promoting tolerance, justice, world peace, abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, prison reform, improvement in mental hospitals, etc. Quaker women obtained status equal to men centuries earlier than in most other denominations
 
At Scattergood, we value the individual and treasure each other’s gifts. We celebrate our strengths and differences, and support one another when we try and succeed, or try and fail. 
 
Peace, Simplicity & Social Justice
The Society of Friends has never put forth a blueprint for the structure of the ideal society, having the same reluctance in this respect as in putting forth a religious creed. Nevertheless the meeting itself should aim, however short it may come of attaining its ideal, at a pattern of human relations between its own members which could be considered as ideal for society as a whole.  Friends are committed to settling differences in all human relationships in a peaceful manner. We seek to live simply and in harmony with others and recognize our interdependence with the world we inhabit. 
 
Scattergood staff and students are encouraged to think and act globally, regionally and locally. In our community, we want to practice being responsible for ourselves, and taking responsibility for our actions and words. We value cooperation and community, and want to respect and embrace differences. 
 
Seeking Truth  
In Meeting for Worship, God is there. God is probably always there, but in Meeting, we are able to slow down enough to see God. The Light becomes tangible:, a blanket of love, a hope made living.  Individual Quakers are religiously diverse, but commonly, Quakers believe in keeping a door open for discovering Truth. Quakers believe that all aspects of life are sacramental; no one place or activity is any more spiritual than any other. 
 
At Scattergood, we include times for silence on a daily basis, with morning Collection and Meeting for Worship scheduled throughout the week. We begin meetings with silence, and students and staff can always call for a moment of silence to create spaces of reflection in the busy everyday. We are an  intentional community, where questions are encouraged and deep listening is practiced.   We value hard work alongside quiet reflection, value integrity and believe that our journey at Scattergood helps us plant seeds for a healthy, loving and compassion-filled future.  
 
"I'm not a Quaker.  What's it like to go to a Quaker school?"  Quakerism II: A Guide for New Students, written by the Class of 2014.
 
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded over 300 years ago in England.  From their inception, Friends around the world have been closely involved in education and the establishment of schools.  Scattergood Friends School began as a Quaker institution of higher education for the children of local Quaker farmers, and today 25% of our students are Quaker.  Now, 120 years later, we continue to hold true to our Quaker roots:
 
Equality
Friends don't teach that human nature is inherently sinful. The heart of Quakerism is the belief in an Inner Light, a part of God's spirit that dwells in every human soul. Friends believe that all persons have inherent worth, independent of their gender, race, age, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. Friends believe that there is that of God in each person, and believe in the unique value and spirituality of each person.  We are concerned for the worth, dignity, and equality of each person in the process of building community. There is a strong opposition to warfare, sexism, racism, religious intolerance, and capital punishment.  Additionally, Friends have a long tradition of promoting tolerance, justice, world peace, abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, prison reform, improvement in mental hospitals, etc. Quaker women obtained status equal to men centuries earlier than in most other denominations
 
At Scattergood, we value the individual and treasure each other’s gifts. We celebrate our strengths and differences, and support one another when we try and succeed, or try and fail. 
 
Peace, Simplicity & Social Justice
The Society of Friends has never put forth a blueprint for the structure of the ideal society, having the same reluctance in this respect as in putting forth a religious creed. Nevertheless the meeting itself should aim, however short it may come of attaining its ideal, at a pattern of human relations between its own members which could be considered as ideal for society as a whole.  Friends are committed to settling differences in all human relationships in a peaceful manner. We seek to live simply and in harmony with others and recognize our interdependence with the world we inhabit. 
 
Scattergood staff and students are encouraged to think and act globally, regionally and locally. In our community, we want to practice being responsible for ourselves, and taking responsibility for our actions and words. We value cooperation and community, and want to respect and embrace differences. 
 
Seeking Truth  
In Meeting for Worship, God is there. God is probably always there, but in Meeting, we are able to slow down enough to see God. The Light becomes tangible:, a blanket of love, a hope made living.  Individual Quakers are religiously diverse, but commonly, Quakers believe in keeping a door open for discovering Truth. Quakers believe that all aspects of life are sacramental; no one place or activity is any more spiritual than any other. 
 
At Scattergood, we include times for silence on a daily basis, with morning Collection and Meeting for Worship scheduled throughout the week. We begin meetings with silence, and students and staff can always call for a moment of silence to create spaces of reflection in the busy everyday. We are an  intentional community, where questions are encouraged and deep listening is practiced.   We value hard work alongside quiet reflection, value integrity and believe that our journey at Scattergood helps us plant seeds for a healthy, loving and compassion-filled future.  
 
"I'm not a Quaker.  What's it like to go to a Quaker school?"  Quakerism II: A Guide for New Students, written by the Class of 2014.
 
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded over 300 years ago in England.  From their inception, Friends around the world have been closely involved in education and the establishment of schools.  Scattergood Friends School began as a Quaker institution of higher education for the children of local Quaker farmers, and today 25% of our students are Quaker.  Now, 120 years later, we continue to hold true to our Quaker roots:
 
Equality
Friends don't teach that human nature is inherently sinful. The heart of Quakerism is the belief in an Inner Light, a part of God's spirit that dwells in every human soul. Friends believe that all persons have inherent worth, independent of their gender, race, age, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. Friends believe that there is that of God in each person, and believe in the unique value and spirituality of each person.  We are concerned for the worth, dignity, and equality of each person in the process of building community. There is a strong opposition to warfare, sexism, racism, religious intolerance, and capital punishment.  Additionally, Friends have a long tradition of promoting tolerance, justice, world peace, abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, prison reform, improvement in mental hospitals, etc. Quaker women obtained status equal to men centuries earlier than in most other denominations
 
At Scattergood, we value the individual and treasure each other’s gifts. We celebrate our strengths and differences, and support one another when we try and succeed, or try and fail. 
 
Peace, Simplicity & Social Justice
The Society of Friends has never put forth a blueprint for the structure of the ideal society, having the same reluctance in this respect as in putting forth a religious creed. Nevertheless the meeting itself should aim, however short it may come of attaining its ideal, at a pattern of human relations between its own members which could be considered as ideal for society as a whole.  Friends are committed to settling differences in all human relationships in a peaceful manner. We seek to live simply and in harmony with others and recognize our interdependence with the world we inhabit. 
 
Scattergood staff and students are encouraged to think and act globally, regionally and locally. In our community, we want to practice being responsible for ourselves, and taking responsibility for our actions and words. We value cooperation and community, and want to respect and embrace differences. 
 
Seeking Truth  
In Meeting for Worship, God is there. God is probably always there, but in Meeting, we are able to slow down enough to see God. The Light becomes tangible:, a blanket of love, a hope made living.  Individual Quakers are religiously diverse, but commonly, Quakers believe in keeping a door open for discovering Truth. Quakers believe that all aspects of life are sacramental; no one place or activity is any more spiritual than any other. 
 
At Scattergood, we include times for silence on a daily basis, with morning Collection and Meeting for Worship scheduled throughout the week. We begin meetings with silence, and students and staff can always call for a moment of silence to create spaces of reflection in the busy everyday. We are an  intentional community, where questions are encouraged and deep listening is practiced.   We value hard work alongside quiet reflection, value integrity and believe that our journey at Scattergood helps us plant seeds for a healthy, loving and compassion-filled future.  
 
"I'm not a Quaker.  What's it like to go to a Quaker school?"  Quakerism II: A Guide for New Students, written by the Class of 2014.
 
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded over 300 years ago in England.  From their inception, Friends around the world have been closely involved in education and the establishment of schools.  Scattergood Friends School began as a Quaker institution of higher education for the children of local Quaker farmers, and today 25% of our students are Quaker.  Now, 120 years later, we continue to hold true to our Quaker roots:
 
Equality
Friends don't teach that human nature is inherently sinful. The heart of Quakerism is the belief in an Inner Light, a part of God's spirit that dwells in every human soul. Friends believe that all persons have inherent worth, independent of their gender, race, age, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. Friends believe that there is that of God in each person, and believe in the unique value and spirituality of each person.  We are concerned for the worth, dignity, and equality of each person in the process of building community. There is a strong opposition to warfare, sexism, racism, religious intolerance, and capital punishment.  Additionally, Friends have a long tradition of promoting tolerance, justice, world peace, abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, prison reform, improvement in mental hospitals, etc. Quaker women obtained status equal to men centuries earlier than in most other denominations
 
At Scattergood, we value the individual and treasure each other’s gifts. We celebrate our strengths and differences, and support one another when we try and succeed, or try and fail. 
 
Peace, Simplicity & Social Justice
The Society of Friends has never put forth a blueprint for the structure of the ideal society, having the same reluctance in this respect as in putting forth a religious creed. Nevertheless the meeting itself should aim, however short it may come of attaining its ideal, at a pattern of human relations between its own members which could be considered as ideal for society as a whole.  Friends are committed to settling differences in all human relationships in a peaceful manner. We seek to live simply and in harmony with others and recognize our interdependence with the world we inhabit. 
 
Scattergood staff and students are encouraged to think and act globally, regionally and locally. In our community, we want to practice being responsible for ourselves, and taking responsibility for our actions and words. We value cooperation and community, and want to respect and embrace differences. 
 
Seeking Truth  
In Meeting for Worship, God is there. God is probably always there, but in Meeting, we are able to slow down enough to see God. The Light becomes tangible:, a blanket of love, a hope made living.  Individual Quakers are religiously diverse, but commonly, Quakers believe in keeping a door open for discovering Truth. Quakers believe that all aspects of life are sacramental; no one place or activity is any more spiritual than any other. 
 
At Scattergood, we include times for silence on a daily basis, with morning Collection and Meeting for Worship scheduled throughout the week. We begin meetings with silence, and students and staff can always call for a moment of silence to create spaces of reflection in the busy everyday. We are an  intentional community, where questions are encouraged and deep listening is practiced.   We value hard work alongside quiet reflection, value integrity and believe that our journey at Scattergood helps us plant seeds for a healthy, loving and compassion-filled future.  
 
"I'm not a Quaker.  What's it like to go to a Quaker school?"  Quakerism II: A Guide for New Students, written by the Class of 2014.
 
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded over 300 years ago in England.  From their inception, Friends around the world have been closely involved in education and the establishment of schools.  Scattergood Friends School began as a Quaker institution of higher education for the children of local Quaker farmers, and today 25% of our students are Quaker.  Now, 120 years later, we continue to hold true to our Quaker roots:
 
Equality
Friends don't teach that human nature is inherently sinful. The heart of Quakerism is the belief in an Inner Light, a part of God's spirit that dwells in every human soul. Friends believe that all persons have inherent worth, independent of their gender, race, age, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. Friends believe that there is that of God in each person, and believe in the unique value and spirituality of each person.  We are concerned for the worth, dignity, and equality of each person in the process of building community. There is a strong opposition to warfare, sexism, racism, religious intolerance, and capital punishment.  Additionally, Friends have a long tradition of promoting tolerance, justice, world peace, abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, prison reform, improvement in mental hospitals, etc. Quaker women obtained status equal to men centuries earlier than in most other denominations
 
At Scattergood, we value the individual and treasure each other’s gifts. We celebrate our strengths and differences, and support one another when we try and succeed, or try and fail. 
 
Peace, Simplicity & Social Justice
The Society of Friends has never put forth a blueprint for the structure of the ideal society, having the same reluctance in this respect as in putting forth a religious creed. Nevertheless the meeting itself should aim, however short it may come of attaining its ideal, at a pattern of human relations between its own members which could be considered as ideal for society as a whole.  Friends are committed to settling differences in all human relationships in a peaceful manner. We seek to live simply and in harmony with others and recognize our interdependence with the world we inhabit. 
 
Scattergood staff and students are encouraged to think and act globally, regionally and locally. In our community, we want to practice being responsible for ourselves, and taking responsibility for our actions and words. We value cooperation and community, and want to respect and embrace differences. 
 
Seeking Truth  
In Meeting for Worship, God is there. God is probably always there, but in Meeting, we are able to slow down enough to see God. The Light becomes tangible:, a blanket of love, a hope made living.  Individual Quakers are religiously diverse, but commonly, Quakers believe in keeping a door open for discovering Truth. Quakers believe that all aspects of life are sacramental; no one place or activity is any more spiritual than any other. 
 
At Scattergood, we include times for silence on a daily basis, with morning Collection and Meeting for Worship scheduled throughout the week. We begin meetings with silence, and students and staff can always call for a moment of silence to create spaces of reflection in the busy everyday. We are an  intentional community, where questions are encouraged and deep listening is practiced.   We value hard work alongside quiet reflection, value integrity and believe that our journey at Scattergood helps us plant seeds for a healthy, loving and compassion-filled future.  
 
"I'm not a Quaker.  What's it like to go to a Quaker school?"  Quakerism II: A Guide for New Students, written by the Class of 2014.
 
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded over 300 years ago in England.  From their inception, Friends around the world have been closely involved in education and the establishment of schools.  Scattergood Friends School began as a Quaker institution of higher education for the children of local Quaker farmers, and today 25% of our students are Quaker.  Now, 120 years later, we continue to hold true to our Quaker roots:
 
Equality
Friends don't teach that human nature is inherently sinful. The heart of Quakerism is the belief in an Inner Light, a part of God's spirit that dwells in every human soul. Friends believe that all persons have inherent worth, independent of their gender, race, age, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. Friends believe that there is that of God in each person, and believe in the unique value and spirituality of each person.  We are concerned for the worth, dignity, and equality of each person in the process of building community. There is a strong opposition to warfare, sexism, racism, religious intolerance, and capital punishment.  Additionally, Friends have a long tradition of promoting tolerance, justice, world peace, abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, prison reform, improvement in mental hospitals, etc. Quaker women obtained status equal to men centuries earlier than in most other denominations
 
At Scattergood, we value the individual and treasure each other’s gifts. We celebrate our strengths and differences, and support one another when we try and succeed, or try and fail. 
 
Peace, Simplicity & Social Justice
The Society of Friends has never put forth a blueprint for the structure of the ideal society, having the same reluctance in this respect as in putting forth a religious creed. Nevertheless the meeting itself should aim, however short it may come of attaining its ideal, at a pattern of human relations between its own members which could be considered as ideal for society as a whole.  Friends are committed to settling differences in all human relationships in a peaceful manner. We seek to live simply and in harmony with others and recognize our interdependence with the world we inhabit. 
 
Scattergood staff and students are encouraged to think and act globally, regionally and locally. In our community, we want to practice being responsible for ourselves, and taking responsibility for our actions and words. We value cooperation and community, and want to respect and embrace differences. 
 
Seeking Truth  
In Meeting for Worship, God is there. God is probably always there, but in Meeting, we are able to slow down enough to see God. The Light becomes tangible:, a blanket of love, a hope made living.  Individual Quakers are religiously diverse, but commonly, Quakers believe in keeping a door open for discovering Truth. Quakers believe that all aspects of life are sacramental; no one place or activity is any more spiritual than any other. 
 
At Scattergood, we include times for silence on a daily basis, with morning Collection and Meeting for Worship scheduled throughout the week. We begin meetings with silence, and students and staff can always call for a moment of silence to create spaces of reflection in the busy everyday. We are an  intentional community, where questions are encouraged and deep listening is practiced.   We value hard work alongside quiet reflection, value integrity and believe that our journey at Scattergood helps us plant seeds for a healthy, loving and compassion-filled future.  
 
"I'm not a Quaker.  What's it like to go to a Quaker school?"  Quakerism II: A Guide for New Students, written by the Class of 2014.
 
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded over 300 years ago in England.  From their inception, Friends around the world have been closely involved in education and the establishment of schools.  Scattergood Friends School began as a Quaker institution of higher education for the children of local Quaker farmers, and today 25% of our students are Quaker.  Now, 120 years later, we continue to hold true to our Quaker roots:
 
Equality
Friends don't teach that human nature is inherently sinful. The heart of Quakerism is the belief in an Inner Light, a part of God's spirit that dwells in every human soul. Friends believe that all persons have inherent worth, independent of their gender, race, age, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. Friends believe that there is that of God in each person, and believe in the unique value and spirituality of each person.  We are concerned for the worth, dignity, and equality of each person in the process of building community. There is a strong opposition to warfare, sexism, racism, religious intolerance, and capital punishment.  Additionally, Friends have a long tradition of promoting tolerance, justice, world peace, abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, prison reform, improvement in mental hospitals, etc. Quaker women obtained status equal to men centuries earlier than in most other denominations
 
At Scattergood, we value the individual and treasure each other’s gifts. We celebrate our strengths and differences, and support one another when we try and succeed, or try and fail. 
 
Peace, Simplicity & Social Justice
The Society of Friends has never put forth a blueprint for the structure of the ideal society, having the same reluctance in this respect as in putting forth a religious creed. Nevertheless the meeting itself should aim, however short it may come of attaining its ideal, at a pattern of human relations between its own members which could be considered as ideal for society as a whole.  Friends are committed to settling differences in all human relationships in a peaceful manner. We seek to live simply and in harmony with others and recognize our interdependence with the world we inhabit. 
 
Scattergood staff and students are encouraged to think and act globally, regionally and locally. In our community, we want to practice being responsible for ourselves, and taking responsibility for our actions and words. We value cooperation and community, and want to respect and embrace differences. 
 
Seeking Truth  
In Meeting for Worship, God is there. God is probably always there, but in Meeting, we are able to slow down enough to see God. The Light becomes tangible:, a blanket of love, a hope made living.  Individual Quakers are religiously diverse, but commonly, Quakers believe in keeping a door open for discovering Truth. Quakers believe that all aspects of life are sacramental; no one place or activity is any more spiritual than any other. 
 
At Scattergood, we include times for silence on a daily basis, with morning Collection and Meeting for Worship scheduled throughout the week. We begin meetings with silence, and students and staff can always call for a moment of silence to create spaces of reflection in the busy everyday. We are an  intentional community, where questions are encouraged and deep listening is practiced.   We value hard work alongside quiet reflection, value integrity and believe that our journey at Scattergood helps us plant seeds for a healthy, loving and compassion-filled future.  
 
"I'm not a Quaker.  What's it like to go to a Quaker school?"  Quakerism II: A Guide for New Students, written by the Class of 2014.
 
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded over 300 years ago in England.  From their inception, Friends around the world have been closely involved in education and the establishment of schools.  Scattergood Friends School began as a Quaker institution of higher education for the children of local Quaker farmers, and today 25% of our students are Quaker.  Now, 120 years later, we continue to hold true to our Quaker roots:
 
Equality
Friends don't teach that human nature is inherently sinful. The heart of Quakerism is the belief in an Inner Light, a part of God's spirit that dwells in every human soul. Friends believe that all persons have inherent worth, independent of their gender, race, age, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. Friends believe that there is that of God in each person, and believe in the unique value and spirituality of each person.  We are concerned for the worth, dignity, and equality of each person in the process of building community. There is a strong opposition to warfare, sexism, racism, religious intolerance, and capital punishment.  Additionally, Friends have a long tradition of promoting tolerance, justice, world peace, abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, prison reform, improvement in mental hospitals, etc. Quaker women obtained status equal to men centuries earlier than in most other denominations
 
At Scattergood, we value the individual and treasure each other’s gifts. We celebrate our strengths and differences, and support one another when we try and succeed, or try and fail. 
 
Peace, Simplicity & Social Justice
The Society of Friends has never put forth a blueprint for the structure of the ideal society, having the same reluctance in this respect as in putting forth a religious creed. Nevertheless the meeting itself should aim, however short it may come of attaining its ideal, at a pattern of human relations between its own members which could be considered as ideal for society as a whole.  Friends are committed to settling differences in all human relationships in a peaceful manner. We seek to live simply and in harmony with others and recognize our interdependence with the world we inhabit. 
 
Scattergood staff and students are encouraged to think and act globally, regionally and locally. In our community, we want to practice being responsible for ourselves, and taking responsibility for our actions and words. We value cooperation and community, and want to respect and embrace differences. 
 
Seeking Truth  
In Meeting for Worship, God is there. God is probably always there, but in Meeting, we are able to slow down enough to see God. The Light becomes tangible:, a blanket of love, a hope made living.  Individual Quakers are religiously diverse, but commonly, Quakers believe in keeping a door open for discovering Truth. Quakers believe that all aspects of life are sacramental; no one place or activity is any more spiritual than any other. 
 
At Scattergood, we include times for silence on a daily basis, with morning Collection and Meeting for Worship scheduled throughout the week. We begin meetings with silence, and students and staff can always call for a moment of silence to create spaces of reflection in the busy everyday. We are an  intentional community, where questions are encouraged and deep listening is practiced.   We value hard work alongside quiet reflection, value integrity and believe that our journey at Scattergood helps us plant seeds for a healthy, loving and compassion-filled future.  
 
"I'm not a Quaker.  What's it like to go to a Quaker school?"  Quakerism II: A Guide for New Students, written by the Class of 2014.
 
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded over 300 years ago in England.  From their inception, Friends around the world have been closely involved in education and the establishment of schools.  Scattergood Friends School began as a Quaker institution of higher education for the children of local Quaker farmers, and today 25% of our students are Quaker.  Now, 120 years later, we continue to hold true to our Quaker roots:
 
Equality
Friends don't teach that human nature is inherently sinful. The heart of Quakerism is the belief in an Inner Light, a part of God's spirit that dwells in every human soul. Friends believe that all persons have inherent worth, independent of their gender, race, age, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. Friends believe that there is that of God in each person, and believe in the unique value and spirituality of each person.  We are concerned for the worth, dignity, and equality of each person in the process of building community. There is a strong opposition to warfare, sexism, racism, religious intolerance, and capital punishment.  Additionally, Friends have a long tradition of promoting tolerance, justice, world peace, abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, prison reform, improvement in mental hospitals, etc. Quaker women obtained status equal to men centuries earlier than in most other denominations
 
At Scattergood, we value the individual and treasure each other’s gifts. We celebrate our strengths and differences, and support one another when we try and succeed, or try and fail. 
 
Peace, Simplicity & Social Justice
The Society of Friends has never put forth a blueprint for the structure of the ideal society, having the same reluctance in this respect as in putting forth a religious creed. Nevertheless the meeting itself should aim, however short it may come of attaining its ideal, at a pattern of human relations between its own members which could be considered as ideal for society as a whole.  Friends are committed to settling differences in all human relationships in a peaceful manner. We seek to live simply and in harmony with others and recognize our interdependence with the world we inhabit. 
 
Scattergood staff and students are encouraged to think and act globally, regionally and locally. In our community, we want to practice being responsible for ourselves, and taking responsibility for our actions and words. We value cooperation and community, and want to respect and embrace differences. 
 
Seeking Truth  
In Meeting for Worship, God is there. God is probably always there, but in Meeting, we are able to slow down enough to see God. The Light becomes tangible:, a blanket of love, a hope made living.  Individual Quakers are religiously diverse, but commonly, Quakers believe in keeping a door open for discovering Truth. Quakers believe that all aspects of life are sacramental; no one place or activity is any more spiritual than any other. 
 
At Scattergood, we include times for silence on a daily basis, with morning Collection and Meeting for Worship scheduled throughout the week. We begin meetings with silence, and students and staff can always call for a moment of silence to create spaces of reflection in the busy everyday. We are an  intentional community, where questions are encouraged and deep listening is practiced.   We value hard work alongside quiet reflection, value integrity and believe that our journey at Scattergood helps us plant seeds for a healthy, loving and compassion-filled future.  
 
"I'm not a Quaker.  What's it like to go to a Quaker school?"  Quakerism II: A Guide for New Students, written by the Class of 2014.
 
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The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) was founded over 300 years ago in England.  From their inception, Friends around the world have been closely involved in education and the establishment of schools.  Scattergood Friends School began as a Quaker institution of higher education for the children of local Quaker farmers, and today 25% of our students are Quaker.  Now, 120 years later, we continue to hold true to our Quaker roots:
 
Equality
Friends don't teach that human nature is inherently sinful. The heart of Quakerism is the belief in an Inner Light, a part of God's spirit that dwells in every human soul. Friends believe that all persons have inherent worth, independent of their gender, race, age, nationality, religion, and sexual orientation. Friends believe that there is that of God in each person, and believe in the unique value and spirituality of each person.  We are concerned for the worth, dignity, and equality of each person in the process of building community. There is a strong opposition to warfare, sexism, racism, religious intolerance, and capital punishment.  Additionally, Friends have a long tradition of promoting tolerance, justice, world peace, abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, prison reform, improvement in mental hospitals, etc. Quaker women obtained status equal to men centuries earlier than in most other denominations
 
At Scattergood, we value the individual and treasure each other’s gifts. We celebrate our strengths and differences, and support one another when we try and succeed, or try and fail. 
 
Peace, Simplicity & Social Justice
The Society of Friends has never put forth a blueprint for the structure of the ideal society, having the same reluctance in this respect as in putting forth a religious creed. Nevertheless the meeting itself should aim, however short it may come of attaining its ideal, at a pattern of human relations between its own members which could be considered as ideal for society as a whole.  Friends are committed to settling differences in all human relationships in a peaceful manner. We seek to live simply and in harmony with others and recognize our interdependence with the world we inhabit. 
 
Scattergood staff and students are encouraged to think and act globally, regionally and locally. In our community, we want to practice being responsible for ourselves, and taking responsibility for our actions and words. We value cooperation and community, and want to respect and embrace differences. 
 
Seeking Truth  
In Meeting for Worship, God is there. God is probably always there, but in Meeting, we are able to slow down enough to see God. The Light becomes tangible:, a blanket of love, a hope made living.  Individual Quakers are religiously diverse, but commonly, Quakers believe in keeping a door open for discovering Truth. Quakers believe that all aspects of life are sacramental; no one place or activity is any more spiritual than any other. 
 
At Scattergood, we include times for silence on a daily basis, with morning Collection and Meeting for Worship scheduled throughout the week. We begin meetings with silence, and students and staff can always call for a moment of silence to create spaces of reflection in the busy everyday. We are an  intentional community, where questions are encouraged and deep listening is practiced.   We value hard work alongside quiet reflection, value integrity and believe that our journey at Scattergood helps us plant seeds for a healthy, loving and compassion-filled future.  
 
"I'm not a Quaker.  What's it like to go to a Quaker school?"  Quakerism II: A Guide for New Students, written by the Class of 2014.