Academics

Kindergarten

Kindergarten at Newtown Friends School

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.

These are the benefits we believe you’ll find at Newtown Friends School, a place where kindergarteners thrive. We’ve been privileged to be a valuable partner for so many families who seek the best possible start for their child’s school years.

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.

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 Readers and Writers Workshop, Singapore Math, 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.