Goshen Friends School

  • Guided by the Quaker values of equality, integrity, simplicity, community, and peace, Goshen Friends School provides a strong academic foundation through a responsive curriculum and small classes to nurture joyful learning.
  • We provide a quality education where children are empowered as learners.
  • We foster a welcoming environment of diversity, where all are valued and respected as unique individuals.
  • We embrace stewardship of the environment and community service.
  • We place value on being a community of students, staff, and families.
  • We promote peaceful conflict resolution, trustful relationships, and respect for individual spiritual growth.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Year Founded1959

Student Body

Total Students65 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $2750–$7,500 depending on the class.
Admissions DirectorMichele Kornegay

School Notes

  • Goshen Friends School is a Quaker, PAIS (Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools) accredited, coeducational day school for children in Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten.
  • Our Preschool program serves children as young as 2.7 years old.
  • A teacher and an aide staff each of our six PS/PK sections, which can accommodate up to 12 children in PS and 15 children in PreK.
  • All PS and PK classes include specials in Art, Music, Outdoor Education, and Spanish.
  • By My Side, a preschool class for toddlers and their parents or caregivers, meets Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the academic year.
  • Students who need a safe, supervised, enjoyable place to be outside of scheduled class time can participate in our extended day care program that runs from 8 AM through 5 PM.
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  • West Chester
    Grades: NS-5 | 148 students
    3.9 miles
    415 N High Street
    West Chester, PA 19380
    (610) 696-2937
    3.9 NS-5
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    Grades: PK-12 | 646 students
    2.9 miles
    975 Westtown Road
    West Chester, PA 19382
    (610) 399-0123
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  • Bryn Mawr
    Grades: NS-8
    11.8 miles
    1344 Montgomery Avenue
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    (610) 922-1000
    11.8 NS-8
  • Bryn Mawr
    Grades: PK-12
    12.3 miles
    814 Yarrow Street
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
    (610) 525-4300
    12.3 PK-12
  • Chester Springs
    Grades: PK-8 | 232 students
    8 miles
    1141 Kimberton Road
    Chester Springs, PA 19425
    (610) 827-7222
    8 PK-8

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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $8,004 for elementary schools and $16,439 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).