Delaware pays homage to its first school, which celebrates its 275th anniversary this year.
In 1748, a Quaker meeting, known as the Wilmington Monthly Meeting, opened at 4th and West streets on Quaker Hill. In 1971, it split off to incorporate as Wilmington Friends School (“Friends”) serving children in pre-K through 12th grade.
“[Friends] has thrived because innovation, curiosity, wonder and critical analysis have been major concepts of our academic program and Quaker mission,” says head of school Ken Aldridge. “It would be easy for a school of our age to rest on its laurels. However, that would be disingenuous and counter to seeking truth and continuing revelation.”
This spring, the faculty and 700-some students will celebrate through a series of events.