Discover a private Kindergarten in Newtown, PA, that nurtures students to grow in knowledge and character

Nurturing Atmosphere | Solid Foundation

Imagine your child’s first day at school. You would love to see your little one warmly welcomed to a classroom where they will feel at home from the start. You want them to feel safe and supported as they experience new concepts, try out hands-on learning, and make new friends. You’re looking for teachers who care deeply about your child’s heart and mind, and who will create an atmosphere of love and respect that mirrors the values you teach at home.

We believe you’ll find these benefits at Newtown Friends School, a place where kindergarteners thrive. As a private kindergarten in Newtown, PA, we’ve been privileged to be a valuable partner for many families seeking the best possible start for their child’s school years.
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

Kindergarten: An Essential Foundation

A strong beginning in school will give your child the essential building blocks they need for future years, helping them develop a positive outlook on learning and form habits that shape success. They’ll learn about themselves and the world, and develop skills for healthy relationships.

Your child will experience an amazing degree of growth and transformation during kindergarten. Our skilled teachers meet each child where they are and guide them at a pace that feels right. At NFS, you’ll find understanding for individual learning styles. Small classes, personal attention, and regular communication from teachers will help ensure that your child will be known and valued.
    • Kindergarten students gathered together  in the classroom listening to their teacher at Newtown Friends School
"Paisley's teachers keep their students engaged by making real world connections to the content they are teaching. For young students, staying engaged for long periods of time can be difficult, so there are many movement breaks planned throughout their day. Paisley is always learning, even when she thinks they are just playing."

- Kelly, NFS parent
    • Kindergarten teacher reading a book to students during class time at Newtown Friends School

A Formula for Success

Newtown Friends School offers the curriculum, culture, and expertise to help your child build a strong academic foundation.  Our carefully-designed curriculum includes Fundations, Heggarty, Math in Focus, and Next Generation Science Standards. Parents might ask if our program is rigorous or developmental, to which we respond that it’s an appropriate blend of both. Specials such as art, music, immersive Spanish, science, library, and physical education keep the curriculum diverse and stimulating.

Ample Enrichment Opportunities

Your child will benefit from a wide range of programs that will broaden their horizons and add to their enjoyment of school. Kindergarten students take curriculum-based field trips, play in the Nature Explore Outdoors Classroom, and can elect participation in after-school clubs or extended care programs. From buddy programs that foster cross-grade interaction to community service projects that build compassion and character, our kindergarten students learn by doing. Newtown Friends School is a happy, active place where kids can still be kids. 

A Healthy Context for Learning

While excellent academics and enrichment are key components of student growth, emotional health and physical safety are also essential for children to thrive. NFS creates a welcoming space in which parents can feel confident that their child will be well cared for and protected.  The Quaker values we teach and model include simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We believe that our students can be challenged to cultivate a better world, a process that begins as we nurture secure, confident, and highly-principled young learners.

Discover the Value of Newtown Friends School

Your child’s education is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent, a long-term investment that can yield lifelong rewards. Built on timeless Quaker values and today’s best practices in education, Newtown Friends kindergarten will give your child a solid academic foundation in a safe and accepting community. 
Located In Newtown, Pennsylvania, Newtown Friends School is a Private School For Grades Pre-K-8th Grade.