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Malone School Online Network

Malone Schools Online Network

The Malone Schools Online Network offers a variety of higher level courses, including Bioethics which is taught by WFS Upper School Science Teacher Ellen Johnson.
Wilmington Friends is the only Delaware school selected by the national Malone Family Foundation for its Scholars Program, recognizing excellence in academics, especially in serving gifted students from diverse backgrounds. As a member of the growing Malone Schools Online Network, Friends is able to offer an extensive range of enrichment courses to juniors and seniors. Over the past two years, Wilmington Friends students have taken MSON courses in Bioethics, Arabic, and Advanced Abstract Math.
“MSON provides upper level students (generally juniors and seniors) at participating Malone Schools with a variety of superior online courses that enhance each member school’s existing curriculum. These courses are taught by experts in their fields. MSON teachers have experience with independent school education and share a commitment to excellence, small class sizes, and personal relationships. Course offerings target the most talented high school students at member schools. MSON students demonstrate sufficient independence and commitment to succeed in a virtual discussion seminar setting.
“Each MSON course takes a blended approach, combining synchronous instruction—real-time video conferencing seminars—with asynchronous instruction—recorded lectures and exercises students complete outside of the class. Each course has a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 16 students. The result is a virtual discussion seminar that is delivered in high definition classroom set-ups.” -- MSON Course Catalog
Click here for 2020-21 offerings. For more information, please see our Upper School Program of Studies or contact Head of Upper School Rebecca Zug at rzug@wilmingtonfriends.org.