Welcome to Westfield Friends School

 

  Now Enrolling for the 2015-2016 School Year!

Spring 2015 Open House Dates:

  Thursday, April 23rd – 5:30 to 7 p.m. Please RSVP to Nicole Cesaretti in the Admissions Office at 856-829-0895, x 11 or email ncesaretti@westfieldfriends.org

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

  • “HATS! The Musical”

    “HATS! The Musical”

    Our second graders took to the stage to perform “HATS! The Musical” – an adorable show featuring hats of all colors and shapes and a group of milliners trying to help find the perfect hat […]

     
  • Students Celebrate “Pi Day”

    Students Celebrate “Pi Day”

    Westfield students celebrated Pi Day and honed their math skills at the same time during their Quaker Friday afternoon activities. Students from kindergarten through 8th grade worked together in groups to tackle many challenging activities, such […]

     
  • Kindergarten Celebrates 100 Days!

    Kindergarten Celebrates 100 Days!

    Is it really March already? The weather is making it feel like December, but our kindergarten class knows better! They celebrated the 100th day of school recently and counted their snacks in groups of ten […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
  • Third Grade Baking Lesson!

    Third Grade Baking Lesson!

    Third grade students saw first hand how baking a cake is a great example of a chemical change. Once the ingredients are combined and baked, you cannot get them back. The children also utilized new math […]

     
  • Annual Report for 2013-2014 & January 2015 News

    “This Friendly Place…” our Annual Report for 2013-2014, including our list of annual fund donors for the period of July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014 and school news from September to December 2014, is […]

     
 

Our Events

  • 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 […]

     
  • Family Game Night!

    Save the Date: Friday, March 13th from 7 to 9 p.m. Join us for a fun-filled evening of games and snacks all through the school. More details to follow… an annual family friendly event not […]

     
  • Westfield Variety Show

    Westfield Variety Show

    NEW DATE! Please join us on Thursday, March 26th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for our very own “Variety Show” – featuring our very talented students singing, dancing, playing many musical instruments, and performing both comedy and […]

     
  • Quaker Friday – Indoor Snow Day!

    Quaker Friday – Indoor Snow Day!

    Our students will be enjoying an “indoor snow day,” on Friday, February 13th – wearing pj’s and working in Quaker Friday groups to make snowmen from recycled materials. This afternoon activity gives our 8th graders an […]

     
  • Chinese Music Assembly

    Chinese Music Assembly

    On Friday, February 6th, from  10 to 11 a.m., Kurt Jung, a parent from 3rd grade, will be presenting traditional Chinese music and instruments along with a special guest artist who is well-known in China for […]

     
  • Celebrate Westfield History and Alice Paul’s 130th Birthday

    Celebrate Westfield History and Alice Paul’s 130th Birthday

    Join us at Meeting for Worship and First Day School on Sunday, January 11th at 11 a.m. in the Meetinghouse and stay to celebrate Alice Paul’s 130th Birthday from 12 to 2 p.m. with a […]

     
  • Christmas Traditions at Westfield Friends

    Christmas Traditions at Westfield Friends

    The Christmas season is a very special time of year at Westfield Friends School! There are many traditions that have been handed down through the years and are celebrated and embraced by everyone in our […]

     
 
 

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