Newtown Friends School is a private independent school serving pre-kindergarten through eighth grade students in historic Newtown, PA. We give students throughout Bucks County and nearby New Jersey communities an exceptional academic foundation, stimulating enrichment opportunities, and an affirming campus community that builds confidence and inspires a love for learning. Students and their parents find Newtown Friends to be a place of warmth and acceptance where they can truly feel at home.
Open to families of all faiths, Newtown Friends School embodies the timeless Quaker traditions of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship — values that prepare our students to make a difference in the world.
In pre-kindergarten through second grade, young learners find gentle teachers who understand how important these formative years are for a child’s future. Classrooms are cheerful learning spaces where children grow in the joy of discovery as they develop a love for learning. Individualized attention fosters steady, measurable academic progress and character development. It’s a safe and affirming setting that serves as a greenhouse for growth.
Grades three through five cultivate each child’s innate sense of wonder and curiosity. Students thrive with NFS’s dynamic curriculum that encourages critical thinking and problem solving. Meaningful projects, field trips, fine arts, physical education, and foreign language are just some of the stimulating enrichment challenges that spark imagination. Elementary students find joy in a school culture rich with sincerity and humor.
Grades six through eight blend academic challenges with the healthy guidance and mentoring that students need as they prepare for the increasing responsibilities and independence of high school. Interdisciplinary connections foster intellectual growth, while a wide range of extracurricular activities hone new skills and build healthy relationships. Parents appreciate NFS’s partnership in developing competent, confident, and compassionate middle schoolers.
"NFS was our dream come true. Besides strong academics we were looking for a values system that would help us raise a kind, caring, sensitive and thoughtful person. The system of values celebrated at the school and digested in its SPICES is exactly what makes us proud and happy about having our child at NFS. The school's celebration of all types of diversity not only makes our family feel at home and respected but also teaches our daughter to value and respect others."
- Alex & Alan - NFS Parents
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We are pleased to share that applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now available. Although the application deadline is January 15, 2023, we encourage families to begin the process as soon as possible. Learn more and begin the process online.
Located In Newtown, Pennsylvania, Newtown Friends School is a Private School For Grades Pre-K-8th Grade.
Newtown Friends School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender identity, or sexual orientation in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, financial aid policy, and athletic or other school-administered programs.