West Chester Friends School

Tel: (610)696-2937
  • West Chester Friends School's mission is to build upon the strengths of the School's tradition and philosophy in order to: - meet the needs of our children - celebrate those talents that are within each of our students - develop the whole child through a comprehensive educational program.
  • As a Friends school celebrating diversity, we welcome families of all faiths and affiliations to our school community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedYes
Year Founded1836

Student Body

Total Students138 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeWest Chester Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Field Trips and Special Events)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,500
Tuition NotesFlexible Tuition Program
% on Financial Aid
55%
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,000
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBarbara Rowe

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBallet, Dance, Intramural Sports OnlyBalletDance,
Intramural Sports Only

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.After School Sports, Chess, Choir, Dance, Knitting, MakerSpace, Running, Special Service Projects, Strings Chess, Choir, Dance, Knitting, MakerSpace, Running, Strings, After School Sports,
Special Service Projects,

School Notes

  • Children attending West Chester Friends School enjoy learning in vibrant classrooms where teachers guide them through an enriched, integrated curriculum of Language Arts and Mathematics. In addition, students participate weekly in the following special areas of study: Studio Art and Art History, Library and Literature, STEM,, Service Learning, Health and Guidance, Yoga and Mindfulness, Spanish, Music, Quakerism, and Physical Education. There is an active Intergenerational Program. The Friends Play School on campus enrolls children who have turned three before the start of school for two, three, or five day schedules, half or full day. Tuition Fee Schedules for the Friends Play School are available at www.wcfriends.org.
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