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Farm Out 2016: Organic Farming Fun at its Finest

On Saturday, April 23rd, Olney Friends School welcomed nearly a dozen middle school students to campus for our annual Farm Out event. Visitors began the day with a poetry workshop held by humanities teacher Roger Reynolds. Spanish teacher Connie Collins then led a map-based scavenger hunt. The group made its way down [...]

Posted in: Farm and Kitchen, Featured, Import, Stories


Olney Attends Ecofest at Oglebay Institute

Micah Brownstein and a group of Olney students are at the Oglebay Institute in Wheeling, WV today for ‪#‎Ecofest‬, sharing the story of our commitment to environmental education and sustainability.

Posted in: Explore Olney, Galleries, Import, Life at Olney


200 Organic Chickens Arrive on Campus

After considerable effort and volunteer hours, Olney's new broiler house is now complete. The first residents of the house are 200 organic chicks that arrived in mid-April. A special thanks to everyone who donate their time and labor to making this project possible!

Posted in: Archive, Farm and Kitchen, Stories


Eric Lundblade: Marathon Man

Olney Friends School congratulates humanities teacher Eric Lundblade for placing 631st out of nearly 31,000 runners at the 2016 Boston Marathon. Eric finished the race with a time of 2:52:11.

Posted in: Archive, Faculty, Stories


Sam Leath '06 Reflects on Olney Friends School

Sam Leath '06, a member of the Olney Friends School Board of Trustees (pictured above with OFS Business Manager Shelley Rockwell '82) shared this wonderful sentiment during the Board's retreat weekend that will surely resonate with so many who have called this place "home" at one point:

Posted in: Alumni, Archive, Stories


Student Spotlight: Julian Sun

Senior Julian Sun has spent nearly four years becoming an integral part of the Olney Friends School community. Possessing a natural charisma with a diverse set of skills and talents, Julian has embraced his role as a student leader and mentor. For those who know him, it's hard to imagine that Julian's Olney experience [...]

Posted in: Import, Student Spotlights


FarmOut 2016: Saturday, April 23rd

Olney Friends School is welcoming students currently in grades 6-8 to our 350-acre organic campus for Farm Out 2016. Join us for an exciting day of farm and educational workshops highlighted by a delicious farm-to-table feast and poetry slam event that evening.

Posted in: Archive, Featured


Broiler House Construction Project Underway

Rich Sidwell, former head of Olney Friends School, and Don Guindon, Olney farm manager, have been instrumental in the construction of the new broiler house.

Posted in: Farm and Kitchen, Import