Welcome to Westfield Friends School

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

  • After-School Tech Club

    After-School Tech Club

    About 26 of our students from 2nd through 8th grades are participating in a new after-school activity – Tech Club began in mid- January  and will continue through March 3rd. Mr. Chris Gehringer, Westfield’s computer teacher and […]

     
  • New Head of School Announced!

    New Head of School Announced!

    On behalf of the Board of Trustees, it is our sincere pleasure to announce that our community has come together with great unity to select Dr. Jon Hall to be the next Head of Westfield […]

     
  • Westfield Friends Annual Fund 2015-2016

    Westfield Friends Annual Fund 2015-2016

    Thanks to everyone who has generously supported the Westfield Friends School Annual Fund in the past! We are launching our year-end appeal in time for the “season of giving.” Like all independent schools, Westfield relies […]

     
  • February 2016 Menu

    February 2016 Menu

    Princeton Foods has been working to enhance the Westfield Friends cafeteria menu to add healthy choices for all of our students and teachers as well. A nutritional guide will be posted on the School’s website along with the monthly […]

     
 

Our Events

  • Adventures at the Aquarium!

    Adventures at the Aquarium!

    Our Second and Third grade classes visited the Adventure Aquarium in late January. It was breathtaking, informative, and fun! They enjoyed a private, educational presentation called “Penguin Fun,”  which reinforced the curriculum unit on penguins in second […]

     
  • First Grade’s “Snow Day” Play

    First Grade’s “Snow Day” Play

    Bravo to our First Grade class for their adorable performance in “There’s No Day But a Snow Day.” Our students did a great job with learning all of their lines, singing and having such a wonderful stage […]

     
  • One Book One Westfield Book Club

    One Book One Westfield Book Club

    Save the Date! Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Quaker Bridge Committee – Join us at the Taylor Farm for a cozy evening of insightful and inspiring discussion and snacks. Everyone […]

     
  • Westfield Friends and the “Hour of Code”

    Westfield Friends and the “Hour of Code”

    Westfield is participating in the “Hour of Code” during Computer Science Education Week, December 7 to 13. Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. The good news is that we’re on […]

     
 
 

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