Moorestown Friends School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Tel: (856)914-4426
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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.
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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.
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.
MFS sports history was made in November 2015 as the Girls' and Boys' Soccer teams captured NJSIAA South Jersey sectional championships on the same night, on the same field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Preschool - Grade 5 classes participate in one collective community art piece annually. The 2015- 16 piece is a study on color, light, radial patterning, and mediation. 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.
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.
Moorestown Friends School Summer Programs offers a variety of summer learning opportunities for students entering Prekindergarten through high school.
  • Academics at Moorestown Friends School actively engage students in the quest for knowledge.
  • Teachers build a learning community that encourages exploration, and the entire community seeks ways to improve the world around us.
  • At every level, students at Moorestown Friends School are challenged to think and apply what they are learning.
  • A rigorous, college-preparatory education gives students the foundation to be active learners.
  • Teachers encourage cross-curricular connections and cultivate critical thinking in classroom discussions and independent projects.
  • Moorestown Friends provides students with a safe environment in which they can expand their minds, their hearts and their souls.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1785

Student Body

Total Students729 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeMoorestown Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1268
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes2017-18 Tuition ranges from $8,800 to $29,750
% on Financial Aid
28%
Acceptance Rate
54%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRachel Tilney
Admissions AssociateMike Schlotterbeck

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, TennisBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSwimming,
Tennis
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  1/13/2017
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  12/7/2016
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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