Welcome to Westfield Friends School

     Now Enrolling for the 2015-2016 School Year!

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

Summer Office Hours: Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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. 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!

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Our News

  • Parent Council 2015-2016 Welcome Letter

    Parent Council 2015-2016 Welcome Letter

    Dear Families, At Westfield, the impact of Parent Council is everywhere. Have you explored the beautiful new library? Parent Council partnered with the school to help fund the redesign of the library. Stop in and […]

     
  • Father’s Day Article in BCT – June 21, 2015

    Father’s Day Article in BCT – June 21, 2015

    Sally Friedman wrote a beautiful article which appeared in Sunday’s Burlington County Times – ” Grade School Friends from Burlington County See Their Offspring Carry-On the Family Tradition.” Sally spent an afternoon interviewing three Westfield […]

     
  • Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

    Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

    On Friday, June 5th, the Eighth Grade Class at Westfield Friends School graduated in a beautiful ceremony held in the Westfield Friends Meetinghouse, with their families, friends and teachers all present to wish them well […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Color and Light Art Installation

    Color and Light Art Installation

    If you happen to be walking through the 7th and 8th grade breezeway, you will be amazed to find a beautiful and colorful art installation created by our art teacher, Deborah Moss Marris and our […]

     
 

Our Events

  • First Day of School – September 9, 2015

    The end of summertime is approaching (so soon!) and we are gearing up for a fantastic new school year here at Westfield Friends School! The first day of school is Wednesday, September 9th… our school […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
 
 

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