Welcome to Newtown Friends School

Newtown Friends School is a private 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.
"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
Newtown Friends School is a Candidate School* for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. These schools share a common philosophy — a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education that Newtown Friends School believes is important for our students.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Mission Statement:
“The IB develops inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through education that builds intercultural understanding and respect.”

*Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programs: the Primary Years Program (PYP), the Middle Years Program (MYP), the Diploma Program, Career-related Program (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programs, visit www.ibo.org

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  • 270

    Students Enrolled
  • 100%

    Students Participating in Community Service
  • 37%

    Students of Color
  • 14

    Average Class Size
  • 12

    Average Years of Teacher Tenure
  • 25%

    Amount of the Annual Budget for Tuition Assistance
  • 8:1

    Student-teacher Ratio
  • 100%

    Students Studying a Foreign Language

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  • Accepting Applications

    Although the January 15th application deadline has passed, applications continue to be accepted where space permits.  Some grades have a waiting pool, while others have available space.  We encourage you to contact us today to learn more.
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Learn how NFS’ innovative curriculum, academic rigor, and distinctive culture will set your child on a path to success in high school and beyond.
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.