Westfield Friends School

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Basic Information

Address: 2201 Riverton Rd Cinnaminson, NJ
County: Burlington
Phone Number: 8568290895
Fax Number: (856) 829-9320

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Additional Information

School Type: Private Co-ed School
Founded: 1788
Ages/Grades: 2 year olds through 8th grade
School Setting:

A beautifully wooded 8.5 acre campus, conveniently located off Rte. 130 in Cinnaminson, New Jersey. Serving students from Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester County, as well as the greater Philadelphia area.

School Size: 140
Classroom Size: Average Class size: 12
Student/Teacher Ratio: 7:1
Tuition:

Variable

Financial Aid:

Need-Based

Departments:

Primary School (Preschool 2, Preschool 3, Pre-K, KG)
Lower School (1st-5th)
Middle School (6th-8th)

Support Services:

Support Services for some learning differences provided by Educational Services Unit of Cinnaminson School District

Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Makerspace Lab with Chromebooks, Chromebooks/Carts throughout school for Pre-K - 8th grades, Technology/Media Lab with desktops and 3-D printer

School Clubs:

Chess Club, Cooking Club, Young Zookeepers, Insectarium, Kickball, Dodgeball, Pokemon Club, Soccer, Field Hockey, Basketball. Social Justice Club, Tee Ball

Parking Spaces/Availability:

2 parking lots, handicap parking, on street also available

Uniform Guidelines:

No uniforms. Dress code: Casual, neat, respectful

Admissions Requirements:

Parent visit/interview, school records & teacher recommendations, Discovery Visit ("Shadow Day"), informal assessment during Discovery Visit.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

A Foundation for Life
Westfield Friends School develops students to their fullest academic and social potential by focusing on active learning enriched by Quaker values. Westfield provides a nurturing environment and 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:
From Preschool through 8th grade, our students grow in knowledge and are filled with the best qualities of mind and spirit: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. Our faculty strives to bring out each student's individuality, working to develop creative thinkers, problem solvers, peacemakers, and humanitarians who will contribute responsive and responsible leadership throughout their lives.

Our Students Know Who They Are
Westfield nurtures self-confidence. In the Quaker tradition, the speech of the youngest child is given the same respect as the speech of an adult. Students are given frequent opportunities to act and play instruments in front of an audience. They mature into accomplished communicators, able to engage in self-reflections, express their opinions, and listen with intent to the words of others.

School History:

In 1788, Abraham Warrington proposed to the Chester Meeting that he open a new school. Westfield Friends School has operated under the care of the Westfield Meeting since that time. From it's beginnings, the school has encouraged "everyone of good character" to join its community. The care relationship between the Meeting and the School has shaped both communities for 230 years and remains a precious stewardship and trust.

Erected in 1840 after the original school was lost to a fire, the current Head of School's office in the main building is located in the oldest standing part of the school. The site of the current Pre-K building was the old Meeting House, rebuilt in 1860 after the original Meeting House, built in 1800, was also lost to fire.The current Meeting House was built in 1963.

Notes/School Information:

Established in 1788, Westfield Friends School is a selective coeducational Quaker day school serving students from preschool (age 2) through eighth grade. Located just off Route 130 in Cinnaminson, NJ, we are convenient to a wide variety of South Jersey and Philadelphia locations.

  • Committed to a learning environment that is both diverse and inclusive
  • Need-based financial aid available for grades K through 8th
  • Students come from Burlington, Cherry Hill, Chesterfield, Cinnaminson, Delran, Edgewater Park, Hainesport, Jobstown, Lumberton, Maple Shade, Marlton, Medford, Merchantville, Moorestown, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Palmyra, Pennsauken, Philadelphia, Rancocas, Riverton, Voorhees, Westampton, and Willingboro.
  • Beautifully wooded 8.5 acre campus with natural playspaces and outdoor classrooms
  • Extended morning and afternoon programs (7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
  • Small class size
  • Rigorous curriculum
  • Vibrant Arts program (Music, Visual, and Theatre)
  • Spanish at all grade levels with the addition of Latin for 4th-8th
  • Technology lab, Chromebooks, and OWLS Lab (makerspace)
  • Physical Education and Health
  • After school activities and sports
  • Athletics for grades 5-8 (soccer, field hockey, and track & field)
  • Focus on Community Service at all grade levels
  • Warm, welcoming family feel with high levels of parent involvement
  • 'Buddy' program for weekly interaction between grade levels
  • Our graduates attend: Moorestown Friends School, Bishop Eustace, Friends Central, Friends Select, George School, Holy Cross Academy, St. Joseph's, Westtown, William Penn, The Lawrenceville School, The Hun School, and several area public high schools.