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OPEN HOUSE Saturday, October 21, 2017

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Middle House Hoffman House Middle House Burnham House House Hoffman West Wing Burnham House BreadyWing House West East Wing / Alumni Hall / Y-Lab Bready House Academic East Wing Commons / Alumni Hall / Y-Lab Friends Hall Academic Commons Friends Hall Center Collis Science Collis Science Center

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Dwares Family Student Center Ross House Dwares Family Student Center Studio of the Three Oaks Ross House WalterofJones Library Studio the Three Oaks Lower Jones SchoolLibrary Walter PowerSchool House Lower Waughtel-Howe Field House Power House The Box Waughtel-Howe Field House The Box Meeting House Friends Friends Meeting House

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Locker Rooms Buildings & Grounds Facility Locker Rooms Handicapped Parking Buildings & Grounds Facility Upper & Lower School Drop-Off Handicapped Parking Bus Drop-Off Upper & Lower School Drop-Off Head of School’s Residence Bus Drop-Off Woodman Family Community & Head of School’s Residence Performance Center Woodman Family Community & Performance Center Center Squash & Education Squash & Education Center


The Grove The Grove Moran Softball Field Moran Softball Field Field Wasserman Soccer Wasserman Soccer McCulloch Baseball Field Field McCulloch Baseball Field Cooper Tennis Courts Cooper Tennis Courts


Campanella Field & Odell Track Campanella Mann Field Field & Odell Track Mann Field Back Circle Back Circle Front Circle Front Circle Rocchio Family Garden Rocchio Family Garden


Driveway to Main Buildings Driveway to Main Buildings Lloyd Avenue Entrance Lloyd HopeAvenue Street Entrance Exit Hope Street Exit Service Road Service Road Shipping and Receiving Shipping and Receiving

Table of Contents Main Stage Productions




Head of School Presentation


Lower School


Jeff d’Entremont, Head of Lower School


Meet Lower School Faculty


Lower School Open Workshops


Middle School


Jared Schott, Head of Middle School


Middle School Teacher Features


Upper School


Rachel Moulton, Head of Upper School


Upper School Teacher Features

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New Facilities


Full day schedule 10:45 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Main stage productions Main Stage, Back Circle

11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Open House check-in (all divisions) Three Oaks

11:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Guided tours Walter Jones Library Last tour leaves at 2:30 p.m.

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Lower school open workshops Three Oaks, woodshop, lower school science lab, and Y-Lab

11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Meet Lower School Faculty and Classroom Visits Lower School

11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch Back Circle

12:15–12:45 p.m.

Head of School presentation Matt Glendinning Woodman Center Middle and Upper School Teacher Features Various locations

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Two 30-minute sessions showcasing MB faculty

2:15–2:45 p.m.

Division Head presentation Jeff D’Entremont, Head of Lower School Fifth grade classroom Jared Schott, Head of Middle School Hoffman House, room M110 A Rachel Moulton, Head of Upper School Woodman Center

2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Meet and greet with school leadership Walter Jones Library

3:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Application and financial aid Q&A Hugh Madden, Director of Admission & Financial Aid Walter Jones Library

If you have questions during the day, MB volunteers wearing yellow lanyards will be happy to help you!

SAGE Dining Services Inc. SAGE makes fresh, locally-sourced food from scratch every day for students at Moses Brown. Always delicious, SAGE’s catering is nutritionally balanced and careful to accommodate students’ dietary needs, including allergies and religious conventions. SAGE maintains relationships with local food purveyors, including R.I.’s own Schartner Farms (Exeter), Confreda Farms (Hope), Rhody Fresh (Tiverton), Barden Family Orchard (North Scituate), Narragansett Creamery (Providence), Little Rhody Farms (Foster), and Full Bloom Apiary in North Franklin, Conn. to bring a farm-to-table experience to the cafeteria every day.


11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Back Circle Enjoy a complimentary, locally-sourced lunch provided by SAGE, MB’s on-site dining vendor. Honey Chipotle Chicken Drumsticks Corn Dog Vegetarian Chili House-Fried Chips Two Potato Salad House-Made Pickles Local Cider

About Moses Brown Moses Brown School was founded in 1784 by a Quaker entrepreneur who partnered with Samuel Slater to launch the American Industrial Revolution at Slater Mill in Pawtucket, R.I. Located on 33 acres in urban Providence, the school enrolls 780 students ages 3-18 and sends 100% of its graduates to some of the nation’s most selective four-year colleges and universities. In the two centuries since, Moses Brown has been a place that nurtures the unique talents and attributes of children, urges them on toward new levels of self-discovery and achievement, and always insists on a rigorous commitment to integrity. Our academic program is a multi-disciplinary liberal arts curriculum that integrates broadbased understanding with strong analytical and communication skills. Every discipline requires students to read with insight, speak persuasively, and write clearly. We use Socratic and inquirybased teaching that nurtures initiative, selfconfidence, and openness to new perspectives. Our athletic programs yield teams that are successful on and off the field, and our studentathletes regularly go on to compete at the college level in all divisions. Our actors, musicians, and fine artists attend some of the most prestigious arts colleges, and student and alumni writers are frequently published. Moses Brown alumni excel in a broad range of human endeavors – Emmy-winning producers, leading technology entrepreneurs, doctors called in to deal with terrible pandemics, and social activists who dedicate themselves to lives of service. We hope you enjoy your time at MB. If you find it as engaging and stimulating as we do, we hope you’ll consider joining our community. Come back for a visit – we’d love to see you.

What makes Moses Brown different? Moses Brown is a Quaker school. Quakerism is a faith in the Christian tradition which holds that there is an Inner Light in each of us. This belief yields a deep commitment to equality and community, and people of all faiths find resonance in the core human values at the center of Friends (Quaker) education and practice. During our weekly meeting for worship – 30 minutes of silent reflection – students are encouraged to find their voice and share their own truths with the community. In an educational setting this means three things: Everyone matters. Quaker pedagogy insists that we care for each other as a community, hearing and respecting everyone’s voice, and making sure that school is a safe place for every child. Silence matters. A practice of reflection and inquiry is essential to living a life of meaning and purpose. In a busy world, these skills are often overlooked. At Moses Brown, we all make time to reflect, to be thoughtful, and to ask probing questions. Truth matters. For more than two centuries, MB has fostered in students a foundation of personal integrity and respect for others, including the non-violent resolution of conflict and a desire to make a positive difference in the world.

8 • Performances

Main Stage productions Back Circle

10:45–11:20 a.m.

Upper Schoo Jazz Trio

11:25–11:45 a.m.


11:45–11:55 a.m.

Lower School Chorus

11:55 a.m.–12:10 p.m. Kit Wallach, Upper School Faculty 1:05–1:30 p.m.

Upper School Jazz

1:35–2:00 p.m.

MBinRep:Theater Presentation

2:05–2:30 p.m.

Upper and Middle School Choruses

2:35–3:00 p.m.

Upper School String Quartet

Athletics • 9

Varsity Athletics 10:00 a.m.

Girls Soccer vs West Warwick Campanella Field

12:00 p.m.

Boys Soccer vs Barrington Wasserman Field

12:00 p.m.

Field Hockey vs Walpole Campanella Field

2:30 p.m.

Football vs Pilgrim Campanella Field

10 • Head of School

Meet Matt Glendinning

Head of School

12:15 p.m. Woodman Center Meet Matt Glendinning and learn about the future of education at Moses Brown School.

Lower School Head • 11

Meet Jeff d’Entremont Head of Lower School

2:15 p.m. Lower School, fifth grade classroom Join Head of Lower School Jeff d’Entremont and students for a panel discussion about how MB combines strong foundational tools while developing 21st-century skills like creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving.

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12 • Open Classrooms

Meet Lower School Faculty 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Lower school classrooms Faculty are available in their classrooms to discuss academic programs and progressive teaching and learning strategies.

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Sarah Barnum Lower school art

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Studio of the Three Oaks, upper level Beading and Bookmaking See how form and function work together to create objects that are both beautiful and usable. Enjoy the light in our art studio and make something you can take home.

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Elizabeth Grumbach Lower school science

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Burnham House, B104 Little Chairs, Big Science In Moses Brown’s lower school science lab, children get to exercise their curiosity, explore how the world works, and try things for themselves. Today, you can do likewise! Design your own plumbing system with PVC piping, or make a straw rocket. While you’re here, be sure to make friends with Elmer the Red-footed Tortoise and our Bearded Dragon lizard!

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Randy Street

Lower and middle school woodshop 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Studio of the Three Oaks, lower level Hammer and a Nail The Woodshop is always a favorite class. Please come to Three Oaks where your child can make a wooden creation that you can take home!

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Erika McEnery

Lower school technology / integrator 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Y-Lab Code for Tots Watch your tiny programmer metamorphose into a computer programmer with Code-A-Pillar! This fun interactive toy introduces preschoolers to sequential programming with colorful, interchangeable body segments that tell Code-A-Pillar where to go. As they write, evaluate, and revise their program, you’ll know that they’re exercising their critical thinking, planning, and problemsolving skills, but they’ll only know they’re having fun. Bot Building LEGO® Education WeDo is an easy-to-use concept that introduces young learners to robotics. Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities. These activities help develop STEM knowledge, and enhance students’ creative and problem-solving abilities.

Middle School Head • 17

Meet Jared Schott Head of Middle School

2:15 p.m. Hoffman House, M110 A Join Head of Middle School Jared Schott and students for a panel discussion about how MB’s middle school teaches children to be independent, thoughtful learners who successfully manage the difficult transitions of early adolescence.

18 • Teacher Feature

Maureen Nagle and Yulie Lee Middle school English

Two sessions: 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Hoffman House, M110 A Speak UP: Social Justice Spoken-Word Poetry Learn how students use reading, journaling, and class discussions to work through complex questions of social justice. They distill these experiences into powerful spokenword poetry, which they’ll perform for you live and in person!

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Graham Holland

Middle school history

Two sessions: 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Hoffman House, M110 B Teaching Controversy In today’s divisive political climate, it’s critical that students learn how to grapple with controversial topics using critical thinking, thoughtful reflection, and a habit of respectful discourse that keeps the conversation going instead of shutting it down. Come hear how we coach children to look beyond a single story when investigating thorny issues like the IsraeliPalestinian conflict, Columbus Day, and more.

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Hilary Major

Middle and upper school strings Two sessions: 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Ross House 112 A Little Night Music: Exposition, Development, Recapitulation, and Why You Didn’t Know You Love Them While the terms exposition, development, and recapitulation might not be familiar to you, they are integral to the composition, performance, and enjoyment of a piece of music. We’ll look at the structure of Mozart’s classic Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and see how students use that understanding in real time to develop their performance.

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David Husted

Director of Innovation and Design 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Y-Lab Explore the Y-Lab Explore Engineering Design by constructing a Ferris Wheel or a swing set using a simple set of Strawbees. How can your design minimize the number of straws while maximizing strength through the effective use of connectors? Try your hand at Vex Robotics—drive a bot through an obstacle course, write with a robot arm, and try to program a robot to follow a precise path. Make your own robot with LEGO® WeDo, which introduces young learners to robotics. Combine motors and sensors to make your own LEGO® machine that moves! Explore rapid prototyping of 2D and 3D objects with a desktop CNC wire bender. Quickly create tools, models, scaffolding, and custom parts right before your eyes! Watch the laser Cutter turn CAD files into custom cut-outs and etching! This versatile tool is fun to watch as it turns a variety of materials into art, signs, and robot parts!

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Kristin Street

Upper school visual arts Two sessions: 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Burnham House, 3rd floor Alchemy and Art Combine a little science and a little magic to explore how water and oil work together to create beautiful textures and patterns. Using absorbent papers to pick up oil-based inks from a treated water bath, ‘marbleizing’ dates to the 12th century, when it was practiced in Japan (and possibly China). Today, you can make your own rich designs by marbleizing paper for stationery, cards, and more.

Dominique Avila

Middle and upper school visual arts Two sessions: 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Burnham House, 3rd floor What’s Your Story? Come weave your own tale in the art room! With a piece of paper and a simple T cut, participants will walk away with their own stylized book. Can you make the cut?

Upper School Head • 23

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Meet Rachel Moulton Head of Upper School 2:15 p.m. Woodman Center Join Head of Upper School Rachel Moulton and students for a panel discussion about how MB’s upper school teaches students to be independent, thoughtful scholars who use creativity and collaboration to solve real-world problems.

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Brett Ford

Upper school mathematics Two sessions: 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Burnham House, B201 My Phi Do the proportions of your body follow the Golden Ratio? We’ll take some measurements, run some calculations, and see if we’re constructed, like Da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ in accordance with the mathematical constant phi. Along the way we’ll learn how to collect and interpret useful data, how to use data sets to evaluate hypotheses, and why separate analyses often yield conflicting conclusions—like studies that disagree about whether or not coffee provides long-term health benefits.

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Jonathan Pitts-Wiley Upper school humanities

Two sessions: 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Burnham House, B202 Thinker, Writer, Student, Citizen: Using the Past to Understand the Present—and Shape the Future In the ‘story’ of history, how does a responsible historian parse fact, fiction, and spin? How does cultural heritage filter what we understand as true? And how do the words we use shape and guide our understanding of the past? We’ll dig into the big questions that underpin historical scholarship, and see how those same questions inform our understanding of the present—and our plans for the future.

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Katharine Rosenfeld Upper school science

Two sessions: 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m. Friends Hall, ground floor, S04 More than Molecules: Finding Meaning in the Motion of Atoms We’ll go beyond the textbook with this hands-on exploration of chemistry and see how models help us understand structure and behavior at the molecular level. We’ll also explore how math informs our understanding of chemical interactions, and introduce you to the exciting array of creative and intriguing courses in our chemistry curriculum.

New Facilities • 27 9 930 10 1030 11 1130 The Woodman Family Community & Performance Center features a uniquely flexible main hall that transforms from a 500-seat theater to a flat-floored exhibition space within minutes. Students can hone their talents in every aspect of a performance with professional-grade sound and lighting, and set-building and costume shops. The classrooms, art galleries, and a lobby café, make it a social hub that brings together students, parents, and teachers from all three divisions. The Woodman Center is connected to the newly-renovated Walter Jones Library, which provides a variety of solo- and team-oriented research and workspaces.

The Y-Lab is a 5,000-square-foot engineering and maker space. With high-tech tools like 3D printers, a laser cutter, a CNC CAD router, and wire bender—and low-tech materials like cardboard, duct tape, and glue guns—this is a place where the Moses Brown community can try out new ideas to see what works–and what still needs work. A dedicated media lab and green screen enable filmmakers to explore their art, and an elevated robotics workshop puts the bots on center stage!

The Squash & Education Center (opening in November) is the result of a dynamic partnership between Moses Brown and SquashBusters, a 26-year-old organization that uses squash to drive academic excellence for underserved youth. With 12 world-class courts (including a doubles court), this facility will enable Moses Brown and SquashBusters students to play, practice, and learn together on a daily basis, and will put Rhode Island on the map as having one of the preeminent squash facilities in the world.

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