Moorestown Friends School

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Moorestown Friends School Photo #1 - Moorestown Friends School Summer Programs offers a variety of summer learning opportunities for students entering Prekindergarten through high school.
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Moorestown Friends School Photo #1 - Moorestown Friends School Summer Programs offers a variety of summer learning opportunities for students entering Prekindergarten through high school.
Moorestown Friends School Photo #2 - The White Building is a central home for Beginnings at MFS, the Preschool (age 3+), Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten programs. The one-story frame building holds two classrooms and opened in 1927.
Moorestown Friends School Photo #3 - A Coding program was unveiled in the Lower School (Preschool - Grade 4) for the 2015-16 school year. MFS is one of the few schools in the U.S. to provide Coding classes to all Lower School students, including 3-year-old preschoolers. The goal of the program is to prepare students for a world that is heavily reliant on technology.
Moorestown Friends School Photo #4 - The Foxes have recently captured NJSIAA state and sectional titles in Girls' Tennis, Girls' Soccer, and Boys' Soccer. All Upper School varsity sports also compete in the Friends Schools League, a highly competitive league of Philadelphia independent schools.
Moorestown Friends School Photo #5 - The Moorestown Friends School Commencement ceremony includes a number of significant traditions each year. Graduates have worn white dresses and formal men's attire in lieu of caps and gowns since at least the early 1900s. Quaker secondary schools traditionally do not use robes, which are an outgrowth of clerical garb.
Moorestown Friends School Photo #6 - The Theater and Drama program offers classes and numerous performance opportunities for all students. Grade-level performances begin in Lower School, and the Middle School presents a spring musical. The Upper School produces a fall musical, a spring drama, and the student-directed Drama Club play. Upper School electives in drama include Introduction to Acting and Directing, as well as Technical Theater.
Moorestown Friends School Photo #7 - For one week, regular classes are suspended for "Intensive Learning," when Middle and Upper School students and teachers engage in an in-depth study of a specific subject. MFS journeyed to China to experience local culture and engage in service. A special highlight was the group's cultural exchange visit to a Xi'an school, which was featured on the Xi'an television news.
Moorestown Friends School Photo #8 - Since children learn best by doing, Middle School science is inquiry-based. The curriculum used in the Lower School, Science and Technology Concepts, is continued in Grades 5 through 7. This inquiry-based curriculum develops scientific and engineering practices in line with the national STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) initiative.
Moorestown Friends School Photo #9 - The Preschool - Grade 5 classes participate in one collective community art piece annually. Each grade level helped create the radial patterns and place the individual pieces in their design. The piece will be displayed at the Lower School art installation.
Moorestown Friends School Photo #10 - Each year, on the day before Thanksgiving, mixed-age groups of Prekindergarten - Grade 12 students, faculty, and staff come together to make festive crafts to decorate local nursing homes and continuing care facilities. The school also comes together for a song led by the music teachers, an interfaith prayer, and a Thanksgiving story.
At MFS, we weave academic rigor with Quaker values to serve a dual purpose: offering uncommon intellectual challenges while also instilling vital emotional and ethical attributes that empower our students.
Our focus on relationships creates conditions for great intellectual daring, remarkably productive collaboration, and courageous perseverance. And our Quaker values impart universal principles of equality, compassion, reflection, and responsibility-which serve students from all backgrounds and belief systems and remain relevant in rapidly evolving times. Our graduates` minds are primed to be successful by every traditional measure, while their hearts and souls are poised to define success on their own terms-in choices about college, career, and life itself.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 634 students
  • Acceptance rate: 54%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Moorestown Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1785
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
634 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Moorestown Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1307
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
30
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
2023-24 Tuition ranges from $10,900 to $36,250
% on Financial Aid
33%
Acceptance Rate
54%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Erica Salmon
Admissions Associate
Nikki Coleman

Sports

School Notes

  • At Moorestown Friends, we measuregreatnessby many metrics. MFS students build sound academic foundations, exceed traditional benchmarks, collectively earn the highest SAT scores in South Jersey, and go on to success at a diverse and impressive mix of colleges and universities.
  • Then, these graduatesgo places -in industry, entrepreneurship, academia, service, law, medicine, the arts, and far beyond - to build impressive resumes and careers of consequence.
  • Every step of the way,MFS graduates define greatness on their own terms.
  • At MFS, what we believe profoundly shapes how we teach and learn. Because we value the inherent dignity of every person,our students learn to see the Inner Light in people of all beliefs, backgrounds,talents, and personalities. And because we believe our classrooms should be both challenging and compassionate spaces, our students try more earnestly, persevere in the face of difficulty, go deeper, engage with others, andlearn more.
  • Moorestown Friends School graduates leave here as trulygreat kids going places- not just distinguished by outstanding test scores or bound for colleges that impress, but defined by uncommon kindness, meaningful accomplishment, and generative, generous lives that speak.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Moorestown Friends School?
The acceptance rate of Moorestown Friends School is 54%, which is lower than the national average of 79%. Moorestown Friends School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in New Jersey with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Moorestown Friends School offer?
Moorestown Friends School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Tennis.
What is Moorestown Friends School's ranking?
Moorestown Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Moorestown Friends School?
The application deadline for Moorestown Friends School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Moorestown Friends School located?
Moorestown Friends School is located in the Moorestown Lenola neighborhood of Moorestown, NJ. There are 5 other private schools located in Moorestown Lenola.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
We have sent our children to MFS since they were 3 (preschool) and have been very happy with our experience. More importantly, our kids are happy and excited to go to school every day. We love the diverse community and value the connections we have made with teachers and other students/families. We appreciate the school's focus on developing the whole child—academically, artistically, athletically, socially, and emotionally. We look forward to each new school year!
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5  
Our decision as a family to send all three of our children to Moorestown Friends (K through 12th Grade) has been the biggest and the best decision we have made as a family.All three of our children are quite different people. With that said, all three have maximized their potential and have thrived socially and academically. The community at the school is unique and it has enabled them to meet so many distinct types of people and experience different ideas and beliefs. While experiencing this, the school develops their critical thinking skills and work/study habits. This process will be critical for them moving forward in their lives. These are life skills that colleges and employers truly cherish. We have seen this with our older children. Moorestown Friends students are prepared and are often significantly ahead of many other students during the college transition. This is why so many outstanding colleges come to Moorestown Friends to meet and engage with our students prior to the application process. Once again, a complete college search experience that is professionally run by the college counseling department. This department is elite and is an asset of the Moorestown Friends. This needs to be strongly considered versus the many other public-school processes which often are not personalized to your student.Also, the school provides wonderful opportunities outside of traditional school. There are dozens of outstanding clubs, sports teams, and school trips through the intensive learning program. Leadership positions and unique experiences are available to anyone who wants one. In addition to the options above, the capstone projects during their Junior and Senior year give students an opportunity to explore deeper into personal area of interest. One of my two daughters has designed, and 3D printed a child's prosthetic hand. My son developed an algorithm to aid in stock selection for mutual funds. These projects were all aided by teachers who were invested in the students and helped guide them to their eventual college majors.Often you hear parents complain about substandard teachers that often lack preparation or even care about your child's path or goals. This is not the standard here. The teachers and administration are amazing. The teachers will challenge your student. Your student will have daily homework which can be difficult and inevitably they will struggle at times to find their way. This is okay. This process will make them better and, in the end, they will be prepared. Patience, a little extra work and a guided parental effort in these times will help your student learn and grow. Moorestown Friends will forever be part of our lives and I will always be thankful for all they have contributed to our family. If you are considering this school and are not 100% up to speed with this type of community and school, you should visit and strongly consider taking the leap and just sign up. It is a decision, if given time, will come back to reward you and your child many times over the cost of the investment which can seem large. It is a true-life changer for these kids and creates an opportunity that cannot be fully covered in my review. Go for it. You will not regret this decision. MFS is amazing.
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5  
We have been sending our children to Moorestown Friends since Pre-school and have had an excellent experience. The school has a balanced approach to child development. They focus equally on academics, social and emotional development and spiritual wellness. They also value athletics and have a strong arts program. In our opinion, this approach helps develop a well-rounded and happy child. The support the school shows to the teachers and staff is also unparalleled. The school works hard to develop a wonderful sense of belonging and community.
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5  
Our experience at Moorestown Friends School has been nothing short of amazing. Our daughter has been there for two years now and has thrived. MFS instills a sense of education, community, purpose, empathy and well-roundedness in all its students. The families and staff are welcoming and everyone makes time to get involved and help build a future for our children. We highly recommend MFS!
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5  
Moorestown Friends has been a wonderful educational experience for our two children, who have enjoyed very different experiences. One child is quite strong academically was challenged and supported and is now thriving in college. Our other child is still at the school and has become very independent and focused with his schoolwork which wasn't the case a few years ago. Both also had great athletics experiences and found it very easy to take advantage of clubs and other extracurricular opportunities Both had GREAT teachers throughout Lower School and Middle School, and this continues through Upper School where the advisor program plays a much bigger role in supporting the students.
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5  
Moorestown Friend School has been a great investment in the education of our children. The academic programs are challenging however taught by teachers who truly care about the success of each student. The school is very diverse and everyone is valued and accepted. Students are encouraged to join extracurricular activities - sports, clubs, languages, the arts to enhance their educational experience. MFS students are like a large family where it is common for students to help each other to achieve goals and excel at whatever they are doing.
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5  
MFS is a warm and welcoming environment for families of all backgrounds, not just Quakers. The students are of the highest caliber and I'm amazed by the curious minds of the preschoolers, the kindness of the Lower School students, the maturity of the Middle Schoolers, and the astounding achievements of the Upper School students. Family-like atmosphere.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 634 students
  • Acceptance rate: 54%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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