Welcome to Westfield Friends School

Schedule a personal tour by calling our admissions office

at 856-829-0895, ext. 13 or email admissions@westfieldfriends.org 

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.  During the school year, our school office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

We look forward to showing you around Westfield Friends School!

 

Our News

  • The Importance of Sleep – A Message from our Head of School

    The Importance of Sleep – A Message from our Head of School

    Dear Westfield Friends Parents, Sleep. You can never get enough, right? Well, research now shows that this is literally true for school age children, unless they are currently getting at least nine hours. Recent research […]

     
  • Second Grade’s Pajama Drive

    Second Grade’s Pajama Drive

    Mrs. Yearly’s second grade class is once again participating in the “Scholastic Book Club’s Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive.” This year, her class is asking the entire school to join in by donating new pajama […]

     
  • Westfield’s Yearlong Tree Project

    Westfield’s Yearlong Tree Project

    Our third graders, along with quite a few parent helpers, began their yearlong tree project in October by measuring and drawing their adoptive trees on the Westfield campus. Thanks to Ms. Pat Lyons’ efforts to secure […]

     
 

Our Events

  • Save the Date – Art Under the Stars Spring Fete – May 6, 2017!

    Save the Date – Art Under the Stars Spring Fete – May 6, 2017!

    Planning for a huge fundraising event is underway as we speak! Our Parent Council is taking the lead on planning an event to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Taylor Farm, located […]

     
  • Playground Planning Meeting

    Playground Planning Meeting

    Join us on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium! Open to the entire Westfield Friends community – join us to develop and brainstorm some ideas about how to improve our school’s […]

     
  • 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 […]

     
 
 

Photos & Videos