Welcome to Westfield Friends School

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    Now Enrolling for the 2015-2016 School Year!

Announcing a New Merit Scholarship Program for Middle School Students entering 7th grade!

(Please see attached information sheet with application details.)

Announcing Merit Scholarships

Special Open House for Pre-Kindergarten Program!

Tuesday, June 9th  from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Contact Nicole Cesaretti in the Admissions Office at 856-829-0895, x 11 or email ncesaretti@westfieldfriends.org to RSVP and for information and details on our admissions process or to schedule a visit to Westfield Friends.

Announcement: Head of School Search (position to begin July 2016)

Westfield Friends School is seeking an educator with 10 years or more experience and an advanced degree to serve as Head of School beginning July 1, 2016. Westfield Friends is a Pre-K to Grade 8 Quaker Day School dedicated to the development of the whole child through an academically rigorous program and a commitment to the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship of the earth. Supported by a strong faculty, the academic program includes traditional disciplines as well as classes in art, music, technology, science, physical education and world languages. The school’s Quaker heritage comes alive in weekly Meeting for Worship and frequent opportunities for community service.  The job description is available on this site as are directions for applying by clicking on this link: http://westfieldfriends.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/

Westfield Friends School: A foundation for life

Founded in 1788, Westfield Friends School develops students to their fullest academic and social potential by focusing on active learning enriched by social values. Westfield provides a nurturing environment that provides a safe space for students to be creative and independent thinkers. Our emphasis on hands-on learning brings academics to life for children and facilitates the joy of discovery that we feel marks a life-long learner.

Academic Excellence with a Social Conscience

Westfield provides the highest standards in academics while highlighting and guiding the school community with the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and environmental stewardship. As a Friends school, Westfield takes the  mission of Quaker education seriously. Every class has service projects, and there are many cross-school initiatives throughout the school year.

Our Students Know Who They Are

Westfield nurtures self-confidence. From pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, each class performs on our large stage before an audience of several hundred parents at least twice a year. Westfield students grow up knowing that they can sing, act, deliver speeches, and play instruments in front of an audience – and have fun while they do it. Students meet weekly for silent worship, giving the entire community opportunity for self-reflection and for listening to others. In the spirit of the Friends testimonies, the speech of the youngest child is given the same respect as the speech of an adult.

Parents are Partners at Westfield Friends

Parents are a vital and active part of the Westfield Friends School community. Whether they are room parents, active on the Parent Council, or simply silent partners, Westfield embraces the wisdom and experience parents bring to the educational journey of their children.

We welcome you to visit Westfield Friends School

Westfield Friends is located on Riverton Road in Cinnaminson, Burlington County, New Jersey – in the heart of South Jersey – and centrally located for students from both Burlington and Camden Counties. Several of our families come from the Philadelphia area, since we are located close to the Tacony Palmyra Bridge. Please call the school office for admissions information or to schedule a tour – 856.829.0895.  Our school office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We look forward to showing you around Westfield Friends School!

Link to Open Houses

Our News

  • Pre-K Art Show!

    Pre-K Art Show!

    The most colorful event of the school year is our wonderful Pre-K Art Show… the children learn about many master artists and then create the most amazing original artwork based on all of the styles […]

     
  • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

    “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

    A simply wonderful performance by our very talented 7th and 4th graders! Thanks to all involved with this demanding play… Mrs. Valerie Parry, Mrs. Eva Peak, Mrs. Liz Martino and our music teacher, Ms. Fay […]

     
  • 6th Grade’s Trip to the Pocono Environmental Education Center

    Check out the new Animoto video/slide show of the recent trip to PEEC! Our 6th grade had a wonderful time learning and having fun together! Thanks to Mr. Chris Gehringer and Mrs. Molly Cope…Enjoy!

     
  • Pre-K Open Houses Scheduled

    Pre-K Open Houses Scheduled

    Pre-K Open Houses! Please join us on Friday, May 22 from 9:30 to 11:00 am or Tuesday, June 9 from 6 to 7:30 pm to meet our teachers, hear about our Pre-K curriculum, including unique lessons in […]

     
  • Quaker Friday – Spring Cleanup!

    Quaker Friday – Spring Cleanup!

    Westfield students, parents and teachers spruced up our school campus on Friday, May 1st – planting flowers, weeding, mulching, painting and cleaning everything in sight (including the headstones in the cemetery!). Our older students enjoy […]

     
  • Announcing New Merit Scholarship Program

    Announcing New Merit Scholarship Program

    Westfield Friends is pleased to announce a new program for incoming 7th grade students. We will be offering Merit Based Scholarships to cover tuition for the student’s 7th and 8th grade years at Westfield. This […]

     
 

Our Events

  • Barnes & Noble Book Fair and Bertucci’s – May 21

    Barnes & Noble Book Fair and Bertucci’s – May 21

    Please join us at the Barnes & Noble Book Fair on Thursday, May 21 from 5 to 8:30 pm. Enjoy musical performances by our students under Ms. Fay’s instruction, wear your Westfield t-shirt, buy a signature […]

     
  • Pancake Breakfast – May 21!

    Pancake Breakfast – May 21!

    Thursday, May 21 from 7:15 to 8:30 am – our scrumptious annual fundraising event! Come out to support Westfield and enjoy a great pancake breakfast with all of our students, teachers, families and even some […]

     
  • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

    “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

    “The course of true love never did run smooth.” – “Oh, what fools these mortals be.” Please join us for a bit of Shakespeare at Westfield Friends on Wednesday, May 13th! Our 7th and 4th […]

     
  • Folk Music & Dulcimer Concert

    Folk Music & Dulcimer Concert

    On Saturday, May 16th at 7 p.m., Westfield Friends will host performer Mike Romano, a Philadelphia-based hammered dulcimer musician who will play a mix of traditional folk and original music. The concert is sponsored by […]

     
  • Parent and Son/Daughter Events

    Westfield’s Parent Council will host two events in May for parents and their children. Parent/Son Bowling on Sunday, May 3rd from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Pinsetters on Maple Ave. in Pennsauken. Parent/Daughter Cinderella […]

     
  • American Cancer Society Walk

    American Cancer Society Walk

    The Westfield community will be walking for the American Cancer Society on Thursday, April 16th. Students, teachers and staff will take off around 1:30 pm and walk to Wood Park and back. Families may sponsor […]

     
  • Second Grade’s Musical “Hats!”

    Second Grade’s Musical “Hats!”

    Our Second grade will perform the musical “Hats!” on Wednesday, March 25 at 1:15 p.m. for the entire school and again at 7 p.m. for parents, family and friends! The students learned American Sign Language […]

     
 
 

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