United Friends School

  • The mission of United Friends School is to make each day an inspiring learning experience guided by the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and service.
  • UFS develops the individual academically and spiritually within a child centered, rich curricular framework. The project based experiences in the humanities, science, technology, engineering, arts and math program encourage skills students need to think critically and find solutions to modern day problems. In mixed-grade classrooms, our students explore issues of peace and social justice and learn how to become positive agents of change in the community. Established in 1983, UFS` mission is to make each day an inspiring learning experience guided by the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and service. For more information or to visit, contact the Director of Admissions at 215-538-1733 or go directly to the website at www.unitedfriendsschool.org.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1983
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$175
Summer Program Cost Notesadditional fee for Quakertown pool required
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students108 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade United Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,325
Tuition NotesFlexible Tuition Program - inquiry with Director of Admissions
% on Financial Aid
35%
Admissions DirectorSarai Nieves
Admissions AssociateFront Office

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Track and FieldBalletBasketball,
SoccerTennis,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Cooking, Spanish, Sports, Technology

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Choir, Drama, Music

School Notes

  • United Friends School (UFS) is an award-winning Quaker preschool, elementary, and middle school in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. In our loving, open-minded, family-centered environment, children of diverse populations develop 21st century skills within a progressive science, technology, engineering, arts and math program. In mixed-grade classrooms, our students deeply explore real world issues and make a positive difference in our community. We offer extracurricular programs from sports to art, music, Spanish, after school enrichment, summer camps, and more. Students` achievements are assessed in authentic ways, without standardized tests or grades.  While at UFS, every child`s potential is maximized and our alumni are well prepared to achieve their goals and attend the finest institutions. Established in 1983, UFS` mission is to make each day an inspiring learning experience guided by the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and service.  

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