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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 (2022)

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

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
634 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 39%
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
Average ACT score
30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
2021-22 Tuition ranges from $9,775 to $33,200
% on Financial Aid
33%
Acceptance Rate
54%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Shu Shu Costa
Admissions Associate
Monique James

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School Notes

  • At Moorestown Friends, we measure greatness by 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 graduates go 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, and learn more.
  • Moorestown Friends School graduates leave here as truly great 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.
Profile last updated: 07/26/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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 (2022)

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

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