We are pleased to announce that Newtown Friends School has recently been approved as a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) and is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy - a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering challenging, high quality programs of international education that share a powerful vision.
NFS has embarked on this momentous endeavor because we believe there is a broad overlap of goals and ideals between the International Baccalaureate and our program. You’ll see this represented in the mission statements of both organizations:
NFS Mission Statement
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.