Middle School

Learn more about a private middle school in Newtown, PA, where students reach their full potential.

From your own experience, you likely understand how important it is to choose the right middle school for your child. Your child’s learning environment will play a key role during this exciting season of extraordinary growth.

During middle school, your child is experiencing significant physical, mental, social, and emotional changes as they transition into adolescence. They have a growing need for independence, and it’s the perfect time for them to start taking on more responsibility.

Our private middle school program in Newtown, PA, is more than just a bridge between elementary and high school. It’s a time when students will be stretched academically, socially, and emotionally with an enriching community that fully prepares them for the challenges in high school and beyond.

Searching for the best private middle school for your family in Newtown, PA.?

We encourage you to schedule a tour with admissions.

Learning Environment

Challenging students to cultivate a better world.
At Newtown Friends School, we purposefully create a learning environment where middle schoolers can truly thrive.

Everything we do is designed with the student in mind, from the dynamic curriculum and attentive faculty to the encouraging culture. 

At NFS, students enjoy hands-on, interactive classrooms and a comprehensive academic experience.

  • Math & Science: Students take core academic subjects beyond textbooks. They might be programming robotic vehicles in the science and design labs or using linear equations to solve real-life consumer needs in math class.
  • Writing & Languages: Students sharpen their creative skills by engaging in book clubs in English, acting out student-written plays in Spanish, or writing essays supported by analysis of primary documents in social studies.
  • Distinct Electives: Sixth graders enjoy weekly art and music classes. Seventh and eighth graders choose from a range of elective courses. Students can explore interests in musical theater, tech studio, diversity, coding, and visual arts.

Our curriculum is intended to prepare middle schoolers for the rigors of high school and beyond. And you can be confident that your child will be fully supported as they rise to the challenge of higher academic expectations.

What Sets Us Apart

Families appreciate our middle school program for much more than the high-quality academic curriculum. 

At NFS, we want to strengthen those valuable life skills that will prepare your child for success in high school, college, and a career.

Parents choose NFS for the following reasons:

  • Quaker Influence
    Your child will experience tremendous growth in character through the Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship reflected in our positive school culture. Middle schoolers enjoy numerous service learning and leadership opportunities on and off campus.
  • Healthy Relationships
    Students want to develop relationships with mentors and peers, get involved in many activities, and feel like they belong. From clubs and electives to athletics and field trips, middle schoolers have multiple opportunities to make friends and stay connected to the community. Learn more about our middle school activities here.
  • Key Life Skills
    Our middle school program incorporates important skills that will pay dividends for our students in school and life. In addition to critical thinking and problem-solving skills, students learn the importance of self-advocacy, initiative, collaboration, empathy, and self-discipline.

Your child will be ready and equipped to perform at the next level. And we will come alongside them to ensure they experience all the benefits of belonging to a community.

Social and Emotional Wellness

Setting them up for success — today and tomorrow. 
Everything we do at NFS is designed to help your child thrive. Our middle school graduates are confident, competent, and compassionate individuals ready for high school.

Our commitment to social and emotional health is a big component of that success.

  • Stronger Community
    Advisory groups of 12-15 students from all three grades meet three times weekly to work through the Developmental Designs curriculum. It’s an approach that helps students form close bonds with peers and develop strategies for managing social pressures and academic challenges.
  • Purposeful Mentorship
    Students develop meaningful relationships with each other and the trusted adults around them. Advisors handle the everyday challenges of adolescence with compassion, experience, consistency, and humor. Students remain in the same advisory group for three years, and their advisor becomes a crucial connection point for the family and an advocate for the child.
  • Student Empowerment
    The groups provide students with a level of freedom while instilling a sense of ownership in their education. Middle schoolers feel encouraged, valued, and much more engaged in learning.

Learn more about the values at NFS here

Our campus is conveniently located in Newtown, a historic borough in Bucks County, PA. We have made significant investments to keep our students physically and emotionally safe, which goes beyond campus security.

We promote the responsible use of technology, maintain clear and open communication with parents, and model healthy relationships for our students.

Secondary School

Through the middle school years, students grow and change in remarkable ways. At NFS, children thrive as they prepare for high school, and they leave NFS for a wide range of secondary schools as thoughtful, intellectually curious, articulate, empathetic and responsible young men and women.

See for Yourself

The best way to get a feel for our middle school program is to experience it firsthand. Visit the campus and see why families choose NFS for their children.

Located In Newtown, Pennsylvania, Newtown Friends School is a Private School For Grades Pre-K-8th Grade.