A pre-k through eighth grade coed day school
Challenging our students to cultivate a better world 
Academics

Field Trips

At Newtown Friends School, we believe in experiential education and the power of exploring places and people outside our regular classrooms. We take advantage of our close proximity to Philadelphia, Trenton, and New York City by visiting many local museums and historic sites. Students in grades 5-8 enjoy overnight, out-of-state trips to Maryland, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, and Virginia. Spanish students in grades 7 and 8 may participate in a week-long language immersion trip to Costa Rica.
Here is a selection of recent field trip destinations for each grade:
 
Pre-K - Academy of Natural Sciences, Honey Hollow Environmental Center, New Jersey State Museum and Planetarium
 
Kindergarten - Newtown Firehouse, Philadelphia Zoo
 
First Grade - Churchville Nature Center (Native American Lenape Village), Honey Hollow Environmental Center
 
Second Grade - Pennsbury Manor, Swedish Museum
 
Third Grade - Philadelphia Museum of Art, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology
 
Fourth Grade - Pennsylvania State Capitol Building (in Harrisburg), Bartram’s Gardens
 
Fifth Grade - University of Pennsylvania Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology, Echo Hill Outdoor School (three day trip)
 
Sixth Grade - Religious sites in New York City (Mahayana Buddhist Temple, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Temple Emanu-El, New York Mosque), Echo Hill Outdoor School (three day trip)
 
Seventh Grade - Philadelphia History Museum, Revolutionary Philadelphia, Washington D.C (three day trip)
 
Eighth Grade - Heifer Farm in Rutland, Massachusetts (three day trip), United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia (three day trip)
    • Heifer Farm
    • Echo Hill Outdoor School