West Chester Friends School

415 N High Street,
West Chester, PA, 19380-0193
Tel: (610)696-2937
Grades: NS - 5 | 115 students
West Chester Friends School's mission is to build upon the strengths of the School's tradition and philosophy in order to: - meet the needs of our children - celebrate those talents that are within each of our students - develop the whole child through a comprehensive educational program.
 As a Friends school celebrating diversity, we welcome families of all faiths and affiliations to our school community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 5
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Yes
Year Founded 1836

Student Body

Total Students 115 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 24%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 65%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Field Trips and Special Events)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,125
Tuition Notes Tuition Adjustment through need-based Financial Aid is offered.
Admissions Director Barbara Rowe

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports BalletDanceBalletDance,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Strings,  Choir,  Band,  Knitting,  After School Sports,  Chess,  Dance,  Special Service Projects,  Running Strings,  Choir,  Band,  Knitting,  Chess,  Dance,  Running,  After School Sports,
Special Service Projects,

School Notes:

  • Children attending West Chester Friends School enjoy learning in vibrant classrooms where teachers guide them through an enriched, integrated curriculum of Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition, students participate weekly in the following special areas of study: Studio Art and Art History, Library and Literature, Technology, Science and Environmental Studies, Service Learning, Health and Guidance, Spanish, Music, Quakerism, and Physical Education. There is an active Intergenerational Program. The Friends Play School on campus enrolls children who have turned three before the start of school for two, three, or five day schedules, half or full day. Tuition Fee Schedules for the Friends Play School are available at www.wcfriends.org.

  • Profile last updated: 08/10/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Old Paths Baptist Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Old Paths Baptist Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is West Chester Christian School (2.3 miles away)
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  • West Chester Old Paths Baptist Academy
    (Baptist)
    Po Box 682
    West Chester , PA , 19381
    (610)430-7799
    (Baptist)
    0.3  mi  |  14  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • West Chester
    St. Agnes Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    211 W Gay St
    West Chester , PA , 19380
    (610)696-1260
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  384  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • West Chester
    West Chester Nazarene Christian School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Church of the Nazarene)
    202 Dean Street
    West Chester , PA , 19382
    (610)692-7272
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Church of the Nazarene)
    0.6  mi  |  41  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • West Chester
    Childrens Corner
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    28 W Rosedale Ave
    West Chester , PA , 19382
    (610)692-8656
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1  mi  |  25  students  |  Gr.  K
  • West Chester
    Kesher Israel Preschool & Kindergarten
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Jewish)
    1000 Pottstown Pike
    West Chester , PA , 19380
    (610)696-4457
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Jewish)
    1.1  mi  |  197  students  |  Gr.  NS-K

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