Westfield Friends School

5.00 5 1 (3 reviews)
Tel: (856)829-0895
  • Westfield Friends School strives to achieve academic excellence and to cultivate personal, social, and spiritual values among students, faculty, and staff.
  • Operating under the care of Westfield Monthly Meeting, the School shares, and seeks to impart, longstanding Quaker commitments to simplicity, peaceful resolution of conflicts, integrity, equality, and a continuing revelation of spiritual truth through individual experience.
  • Westfield Friends School offers instruction from pre Kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • Working in a close-knit environment, the School nurtures the spiritual, emotional, social, and individual growth of its students by developing responsibility and self-discipline for learning.
  • The school aims to graduate students who are well organized, self-reliant, respectful of themselves and others, and in possession of academic skills of the highest caliber.

School News

  • Westfield's Tree Walk - 06/14/2017 - With grant funding from the Friends Council on Education, Westfield's third through sixth grade students created a Tree Walk on their school campus.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedSupport from ESU
Year Founded1788

Student Body

Total Students155 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeWestfield Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesSee website for tuition for various grades
Admissions DirectorJillian Stanton

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsField Hockey, Soccer, Track and FieldField HockeySoccer,
Track and Field

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.arts & crafts, Chess Club, Cooking Class, Golf and Tennis, Yoga arts & crafts, Chess Club, Cooking Class, Yoga, Golf and Tennis,

School Notes

  • Founded in 1788, Westfield Friends School develops students to their fullest academic and social potential by focusing on active learning enriched by social values. Westfield provides a nurturing environment that provides a safe space for students to be creative and independent thinkers. Our emphasis on hands-on learning brings academics to life for children and facilitates the joy of discovery that we feel marks a life-long learner.Westfield provides the highest standards in academics while highlighting and guiding the school community with the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and environmental stewardship. As a Friends school, Westfield takes the  mission of Quaker education seriously. Every class has service projects, and there are many cross-school initiatives throughout the school year.Westfield nurtures self-confidence. From pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, each class performs on our large stage before an audience of several hundred parents at least twice a year. Westfield students grow up knowing that they can sing, act, deliver speeches, and play instruments in front of an audience and have fun while they do it. Students meet weekly for silent worship, giving the entire community opportunity for self-reflection and for listening to others. In the spirit of the Friends testimonies, the speech of the youngest child is given the same respect as the speech of an adult.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  4/7/2017
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  5/17/2016
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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5  5/17/2016
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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