" Membership in the community of students, staff, parents, grandparents, and trustees provides a special opportunity for all to learn, to teach, to serve and to accept others. The educational goal of UFS is to assist students in finding their inner strength as part of a community of learners. Our UFS educational experience is based on the Friends' principles of care for one another, truthfulness, simplicity, community, and non-violence.
The school maintains its high educational standards by providing for strong teacher-student relationships in an environment of spiritual growth and educational discovery.
Values are instilled by working in a cooperative environment where the needs of individual students are met through open-ended, student-centered, exploratory activities.
Peer teaching is valued and integrated throughout a developmentally appropriate curriculum to allow students to make connections in their learning experiences.
Students' ideas are welcomed, encouraged and respected. The school provides instruction directed toward each child's interests, abilities, and learning style.
Excerpted from the preschool's website