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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 169 students
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Westfield Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
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
169 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Westfield Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
73%
Average Class Size
11 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Comfortable and neat

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Yoga

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics, Drama, Music

Recreational Athletic Programs:
basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis

School Notes

  • As a Friends school, we take the mission ofQuaker educationseriously. We do not seek to indoctrinate any particular set of religious beliefs, but rather over time, we require each child in our school tocarefully examinetheir whole identity: theintellectualbeing, the emotionalbeing, thesocialbeing, and thespiritualbeing. Therefore, we do not teach any religious classes. Instead, we have built our curriculum in a manner that allows students to experienceacademics through the lens of those Quaker values with universal appeal: Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship.
  • We've created awarm and nurturing environmentthat supportsacademic learning.Students are truly encouraged to becreative 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 subjectsto include enrichment in social studies, science, languages, and the arts. Westfield emphasizes a hands-on approach to learningthat 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 withqualities of responsibilityandconcern for others and the greater good.Every class hasservice projectsthat they deliver and there are many cross-school initiatives that take place every year. These service projects are supported by and participated in byfaculty, 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,volunteeringtheir creativity, talent, and time toenhance our programming and teaching.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Westfield Friends School's ranking?
Westfield Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New Jersey for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Westfield Friends School?
The application deadline for Westfield Friends School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the Westfield Friends School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
Spring Break - School Closed (Calendar)
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
Eid al-Fir - School Closed? (Calendar)
April 10, 2024 (Wednesday)
Spring Parent Conferences - School Closed (Calendar)
April 19, 2024 (Friday)
Memorial Day - School Closed (Calendar)
May 27, 2024 (Monday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
5  
This is our first year at WFS and we are extremely pleased with all the teachers and staff we have encountered. Their professionalism and the educational experience they provide are awesome. So glad to have my daughter enrolled there.
- Posted by
5  
Our child's experience at Westfield helped build a foundation of kindness, acceptance of diversity, and the sense that she can make a difference with service. She learned that any answer is a good answer, no matter if it's right or wrong - that we learn even more from our mistakes. She experienced a challenging and engaging curriculum and a comprehensive art and music program. Practicing silence and introspection during weekly all-school meetings for worship was an invaluable tool to allow her to sit with her thoughts and see others as equals. She loved the field trips throughout the years, especially when they went on the overnight ones. The responsive tuition program allows families who might not otherwise afford Westfield to be able to experience this wonderful little school. The sense of community among the families was also very important and helped parents feel a part of their child's experience. I recommend this school wholeheartedly.
- Posted by
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!
- Posted by
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!!!!!
- Posted by
5  
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.
- Posted by

Endorse Westfield Friends School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Secrets to Becoming a Great School
Secrets to Becoming a Great School
Discover the essential ingredients that drive academic success and cultivate a thriving school community.
Applications Calendar
Applications Calendar
Keep track of application deadlines as well as all the other aspects of choosing a school.
Making Social Media Work for Your School
Making Social Media Work for Your School
An introduction to using Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest to promote your school.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NJ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 169 students
  • Average class size: 11 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Burlington County, NJ is $7,909 for elementary schools and $11,297 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Burlington County, NJ is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links