West Chester Friends School

This Friends elementary school for children age three (The Friends Play School on campus) through fifth grade offers a comprehensive academically enriched, integrated program featuring Literacy and Mathematics with STEM, Studio Art, Spanish, Music, Outdoor Classroom, Gardening, Yoga and Mindfulness, Service Learning and Physical Education as components. Spiritual, social and emotional growth are addressed daily in community.
Children attend Meeting for Worship weekly, and Meeting for Singing each month.
As a Quaker school commited to Friends values, we celebrate diversity by welcoming families of all faiths and affilitations to this community. .

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 148 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,150
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost Notes
www.wcfriends.org or admissions@wcfriends.org
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
148 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
West Chester Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
(Field Trips and Special Events)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Flexible Tuition Program offers affordability to all families participating.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Barbara Rowe


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
37 extracurriculars
Special Service Projects

Club or Organization:
After School Sports, Book Club, Chess, Cooking Club, Entrepreneurship Club, Hip Hop Dance, Knitting, Knitting Club, MakerSpace, Math Club, Mathematics Club, Recycling Club, Running, Student Council, Theater Production, Tutoring, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Ballet, Band, Choir, Dance, Drama productions, Fine Arts, Gardening, Jazz Ensemble, Music Lessons, Outdoor Education, Piano Lessons, Private Music Lessons, Spanish, Strings, Theatre, Violin, Voice

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Physical Education, Ultimate Frisbee

School Notes

  • West Chester Friends School students learn in vibrant Pre-K through Fifth grade classrooms as teachers guide them through an enriched, integrated curriculum of Language Arts, Mathematics and Social Studies. Students attend weekly classes in Studio Art, Library and Literature, STEM, Service Learning, Health, Guidance, Yoga and Mindfulness, Spanish, Music, Quakerism, and Physical Education. There is an active Intergenerational Program. The Friends Play School on campus enrolls three year olds for two, three, or five day schedules, half or full day. Tuition Fee Schedules are at www.wcfriends.org. The WCFS Flexible Tuition program offers affordabilty to all families.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 148 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,150
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Chester County, PA is $20,010 for elementary schools and $31,843 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chester County, PA is 78% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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