The Friends Academy community gathered at the Islamic Center of Long Island in Westbury for the third Annual Diversity Night at the Museum on Sept. 30 to honor the area's diverse, multicultural community.
Over 100 students (from all three divisions), parents, trustees, faculty and staff engaged in a fun, reflective evening of fellowship, worship and prayer.
The International Potluck Buffet was overflowing with a wide variety of ethnic and cultural sweet and savory treats, and attendees young and old(er) enjoyed playing a variety of cultural games from around the world. A highlight of the evening was the opportunity to observe the Islamic call to prayer and sit in silent worship in the prayer room.
“To have the chance to interact so much with the [Islamic community] at the Mosque in a true interfaith way was so meaningful,” said Head of School Bill Morris.
Shanelle Robinson, Director of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, said of the night’s event, “There is strength in diversity, and our community was made that much stronger this evening.”
Friends Academy is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. The Admissions Office will host a Open House for Middle and Upper School students on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 8:30 a.m. and a Lower School Open House on Friday, November 8 at 8:30 a.m. RSVPs are required for both events and parents are asked to call the Admissions Office at 516-393-4244.
Enrolling 779 students from age 3 through Grade 12, Friends Academy is guided by its Quaker heritage and the principles of integrity, simplicity, patience, moderation and a peaceful resolution of conflict. The school is located on 65 acres at the intersection of Piping Rock and Duck Pond roads in Locust Valley/Glen Cove.