About NFS

About NFS

Welcome to Newtown Friends School

Parents face so many decisions as their children grow, but few decisions are more significant and life-shaping than which school they select. Perhaps you face a decision about school and wonder:

  • Where will my child receive a strong start in a joyful and affirming setting?
  • Where will they flourish and make good friends?
  • Where will we find values that align with what we teach in our home?
  • Where will my child be best prepared for the future?
If these are questions you ask, you have come to the right place. 
Newtown Friends is a private school serving Pre-K through eighth grade students with best-practice classroom experiences, as well as diverse fine arts, athletics, field trips, and service opportunities. Families who choose Newtown Friends find a caring and personal environment where their child will be known, supported, academically challenged, and mentored. Our highly-qualified faculty model integrity and demonstrate love for students.

Our Mission

Newtown Friends School provides a dynamic curriculum through which students learn to think critically, collaborate peacefully, communicate effectively, and lead with character and compassion.  Rooted in Quaker values, the rigorous education at Newtown Friends School instills the confidence and conviction to succeed in a changing world.

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  • Our Core Values

    spring from our Quaker roots, and are often summarized by the acronym SPICES: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. Quakerism’s official name is the Religious Society of Friends, a reminder of the importance of positive relationships within our community. Each student is given the freedom to find his or her own voice through quiet reflection and inquiry.
  • Our History

    dates back to1948 when Newtown Friends School was founded by Newtown Friends Meeting.  Still under its care, NFS is an independent institution guided by the core values of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). The Friends’ belief that “there is that of God in everyone” guides key aspects of a Newtown Friends education, both followed and taught: the creative and nonviolent resolution of conflict, the use of silence as a means to listen for an inner truth, and the fostering of respect, concern, and responsibility for the well-being of self and others.
  • Our Welcoming Spirit

    extends to all. Newtown Friends School happily embraces families of all beliefs. While fewer than 20 percent of the student body and faculty are members of the Religious Society of Friends, the entire school community benefits from a culture of respect, inclusion, responsibility, and understanding that prevails at NFS.
  • Our School Families

    come from a wide range of communities in Bucks County, PA, with some commuting from adjacent New Jersey locations. Families throughout the area rely on Newtown Friends as a valued and trusted partner, and year after year parents tell us that the value they receive here is worth the investment.
  • Our Commitment

    to inclusion, accessibility, and your child’s emotional wellbeing is woven throughout our program. A Flexible Tuition program makes a Newtown Friends School education affordable for a wide range of interested families.
  • Our Invitation to You

    Whether your child is ready for preschool, middle school, or any point in between, Newtown Friends School is ready to help. It would be our privilege to partner with your family to provide a meaningful school experience. Please let us know how we can assist your family.
Located In Newtown, Pennsylvania, Newtown Friends School is a Private School For Grades Pre-K-8th Grade.