A pre-k through eighth grade coed day school
Challenging our students to cultivate a better world 
Newtown Friends School will open the 2020-2021 school year in a hybrid model on August 31, 2020.  This blend of remote and on-campus learning will deliver our full academic program to all students.  More details to follow in the coming weeks.  

At Newtown Friends School, we believe 
how students learn is as important as what they learn.  We focus on providing our students with the skills they will need to learn and adapt to a rapidly changing world where traditional models of education have become obsolete.  Our students are life-long learners and leaders who act and speak with confidence and conviction.  They apply critical thinking and creativity to solve problems.

The school is a leader in outcomes-based education as demonstrated by students':

  • High scores on educational achievement assessments.  Although we do not "teach to the test" our students achieve scores that are higher than the average for students at independent schools.
  • Preparation for the most selective high schools and universities in the country with an emphasis on the best fit for the student.
  • Service to their communities and the world
  • Career success later in life

These outcomes are achieved through the school’s 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio, which gives our experienced teachers the opportunity to understand and care about your child. With an appreciation of your child’s unique capabilities, personality, passions and goals, teachers can focus on the areas that will benefit your child the most.

As a Friends School, students, faculty and staff thrive in an environment that emphasizes the importance of respect for the individual, integrity, equality, social justice, simplicity, peace, community, collaboration, and environmental stewardship. We believe this allows students to become well-rounded individuals who “do well and do good” throughout their lives. The school embraces students from all religious backgrounds, races, and nationalities, and believes exposure to a wide variety of ideas and perspectives is critically important to all students’ development.

Visit Us

Our campus is closed, but the the learning and admissions process continue!  We've gone virtual and invite you to reach out to us.  Start with an email or phone call to our Director of Enrollment Management, Rebecca Niszczak.  rniszczak@newtownfriends.org or 215-968-2225, option 1. 

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our community.  You may also listen to an on-demand virtual open house where you will learn more about our academic program, Quaker values, and extracurricular opportunities.  Please see the link below.

On-Demand - Please view our recent virtual open house at any time.  You may Click here for the recording.

You may also directly contact Rebecca Niszczak, Director of Enrollment Management.

At a Glance

– NFS Graduate

“NFS gave me a strong sense of self. It was a place where you felt special, and not afraid to speak your mind.  Starting off in such a nurturing and caring environment instilled in me the belief that my voice mattered.”