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The Spring Term at Pendle Hill

March 1 – May 10, 2025

An on-campus residential study program for those seeking space and community in which to share the daily rhythm of learning, work, and worship. Attend for the first 2 weeks, the first 4 weeks, or all 10 weeks as you’re led.

Applications for the Spring Term 2025 will open in September 2024. To be notified when applications become available, please fill out the the Interest Form, or email with any questions.

In a moment when the world feels exhausted, fractured, and depleted, Pendle Hill’s Spring Term offers a greenhouse – a protected space for Friends and other seekers to bring leadings, ideas, questions, and other seeds of the “already but not yet” – to nurture these visions into being, through the daily rhythm of study, work, and worship in community. 

Pillars of the Program

The program will feature a series of courses centering around Pendle Hill’s three core, interrelated educational themes: 

  • Faith and Practice, including religious thought and spiritual practice, practices of spiritual discernment, Quakerism, and Biblical studies; 
  • Prophetic Witness and Social Concerns through the practice of community; and 
  • Nurturing Creativity through a creative exploration centered in the art studio. 

Students will have space to share with each other the leadings which brought them to Pendle Hill and will support each other in their personal development.  

Each student will take part in caring for the needs of the community, within the areas of hospitality (including housekeeping and work in the kitchen), buildings and grounds (gardening and maintenance), and education (upkeep of the library and art studio). 

In the daily rhythm of study, work, and worship, while also enjoying Pendle Hill’s shared meals and beautiful campus, students build a community focused on the integration of action and contemplation, returning to Pendle Hill’s roots as a school for prophetic witness in the world. 

The heartbeat of Pendle Hill is daily Meeting for Worship. Students will be encouraged to join and support this and other spiritual practices.

The 2024 program cost was between $5,300 and $6,300 for each student, and included housing, meals, and programming for all 10 weeks. Program costs for the 2025 season will be announced in September.

We encourage applicants to request financial assistance if the cost is a barrier.


Wondering if this program is right for you?

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