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:

Westfield Friends School lights a brilliant path for children. As a Quaker school, we honor the Divine essence in every student; we find power and wisdom in our differences; and we seek truth through active, joyful, collaborative inquiry. Our graduates go on to lead lives of conscience and consequence. The world we seek for our children beings here.

Guided by our Mission:
Our education is an education of Quaker standards.
We hold ourselves to the highest aspirations of our tradition and the highest standards in the field. We make space for growth and change, and allow every member of our community to flourish.

Our education is an education of conscience.
We reach beyond ourselves, take responsibility for the health of our community and our environment, and consider the effect of our thoughts and actions on those around us.

Our education is an education of consequence.
We usher into the world students capable of building community, leading from the head and the heart, and using their skills, their compassion, and their intelligence to advance both their personal visions and the common good.

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.