Westfield Friends School

Westfield Friends School lights a brilliant path for children. As a Quaker school, we honor the Divine essence in every student; we find power and wisdom in our differences; and we seek truth through active, joyful, collaborative inquiry. Our graduates go on to lead lives of conscience and consequence. The world we seek for our children begins here.
While WFS is known for its comprehensive academics, the cornerstone of our model is built upon an education of Quaker values, conscience and consequence. Westfield provides a nurturing environment that focues on the whole child. Our emphasis on inquiry-based learning brings academics to life for children and facilitates the joy of discovery that we feel marks a life-long learner. From Preschool through 8th grade, our highly diverse student body grows in knowledge and is filled with the best qualities of mind and spirit: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship.
Our faculty strives to bring out each student's individuality, working to develop creative thinkers, problem solvers, peacemakers, and humanitarians who will contribute responsive and responsible leadership throughout their lives.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 127 students
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Support from ESU
Year Founded
1788

Student Body

Total Students
127 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Westfield Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size
11 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Comfortable and neat)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please see our website for tuition (varies by grades)
Admissions Director
Mary Rinck

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Cooking Class, Young Zookeepers

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and Crafts

Recreational Athletic Programs:
basketball, Golf and Tennis, Kickball, Lacrosse, Wiffle Ball, Yoga

School Notes

  • COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families: Westfield Friends School's re-entry task force committee has worked diligently to develop a re-entry strategy that allows for flexibility, transparency, and prioritizes the health and safety of our community. We have prepared the physical campus to support students` in-person learning in this school year 2020-2021 and are working hard at maintaining this level of safety into the new school year. Westfield`s mission shapes our program decisions.
  • As a Friends school, we take the mission of Quaker education seriously. We do not seek to indoctrinate any particular set of religious beliefs, but rather over time, we require each child in our school to carefully examine their whole identity: the intellectual being, the emotional being, the social being, and the spiritual being. Therefore, we do not teach any religious classes. Instead, we have built our curriculum in a manner that allows students to experience academics through the lens of those Quaker values with universal appeal: Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship. 
  • We've created a warm and nurturing environment that supports academic learning. Students are truly encouraged to be creative and independent thinkers, whether working together on science projects inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, writing their own plays for presentation to the school and parents, or entering regional and international educational competitions. The curriculum extends beyond the core subjects to include enrichment in social studies, science, languages, and the arts. Westfield emphasizes a hands-on approach to learning that brings academics to life for children, whether third graders are following in the founding fathers' footsteps as they tour Philadelphia, or whether mixed groups of students are planting butterfly and vegetable gardens together.
  • As well as the focus on education, Westfield works to ensure students are imbued with qualities of responsibility and concern for others and the greater good. Every class has service projects that they deliver and there are many cross-school initiatives that take place every year. These service projects are supported by and participated in by faculty, parents, and students alike. We are a family. Cross-grade interaction takes place all year and the caring connection nurtured between children across the grades is clearly evident to all who visit our school. Parents are involved in nearly all aspects of our daily lives here at Westfield, volunteering their creativity, talent, and time to enhance our programming and teaching. 
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  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
My boys loved Westfield very much! The teachers are so caring and truly knew them throughout their ten years there. My husband and I both loved that they were academically ready for the prep high school they attended once they graduated. We also feel that our boys are confident and kind, which is unique for kids entering their teenage years!
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5  
This is an outstanding school with a small population of students. Basically, BAD kids don't attend this school, so your child gets the education you want for them. The teachers both command, and deserve, respect from both the students and the parents - they are THAT GOOD!!!! Our public school and its teachers are just not acceptable to us. That is why our daughter attends Westfield - She is Worth it!!!!!
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Our children were at Westfield Frinds School for 8 years before we moved out of state. At WFS your children will recieve a very strong classical education and will be taught respect, responsibility, and fairness. Students leave WFS confident and well equipped for any school they will attend in the future. It's truly a very special place. Our children remember it with great fondness and wish they could have spent more time there. Leaving the school was one of the most difficult things I''ve had to do in my life.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 127 students
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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