Welcome to Westfield Friends School

 

 

Please visit us during an Open House this winter – January 24 and March 21 – from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Please RSVP to Nicole Cesaretti at 856.829.0895, ext. 11 or email:   ncesaretti@westfieldfriends.org

Westfield Friends School: A foundation for life

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.

Academic Excellence with a Social Conscience

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.

Our Students Know Who They Are

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.

Parents are Partners at Westfield Friends

Parents are a vital and active part of the Westfield Friends School community. Whether they are room parents, active on the Parent Council, or simply silent partners, Westfield embraces the wisdom and experience parents bring to the educational journey of their children.

We welcome you to visit Westfield Friends School

Westfield Friends is located on Riverton Road in Cinnaminson, Burlington County, New Jersey – in the heart of South Jersey – and centrally located for students from both Burlington and Camden Counties. Several of our families come from the Philadelphia area, since we are located close to the Tacony Palmyra Bridge. Please call the school office for admissions information or to schedule a tour – 856.829.0895. We look forward to showing you around Westfield Friends!

Link to Open Houses

School Office Hours  – 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Westfield Friends School – June 2014 – Newsletter – Download

Westfield Friends School – Strategic Plan 2014 – Download

Our News

  • Fourth Grade Sets a Record for UNICEF Collection

    Fourth Grade Sets a Record for UNICEF Collection

    Our fourth grade is proud to announce a “record-setting” $2,420.00 collection to benefit UNICEF! One anonymous student was so affected by what they had learned about the lives of children living in poverty in other […]

     
  • Westfield Friends Annual Fund – Online Donations!

    Dear Westfield Friends community, By now, many of you have received our annual giving letter in the mail… Thank you to everyone who has already made a gift to our Annual Fund! As of Tuesday, […]

     
  • One Book/One Westfield Service Project

    One Book/One Westfield Service Project

    Westfield’s Bridge Committee is organizing a gently used book collection for children in need this holiday season. Students can bring in a book to share with another child who may not have the opportunity to […]

     
  • Parent Council’s Scrip Fundraising Program

    Help support our Parent Council’s fundraising efforts by purchasing Scrip gift cards. See flyer and order form for more details under Parents tab/Important Forms and Downloads. Please submit forms by Wednesday, December 10th. Thanks!!

     
  • Fourth Graders are “Ever Thankful”

    Fourth Graders are “Ever Thankful”

    Mrs. Liz Martino’s fourth grade class is “Forever Grateful and Ever Thankful” at Thanksgiving time and all year long. The students collect money for UNICEF through the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF Program which had its start […]

     
  • Kudos to Westfield’s Field Hockey Team

    Kudos to Westfield’s Field Hockey Team

    Kudos to the Westfield Friends field hockey team, which had a record breaking turnout of players this year and a fantastic season. Coach Peter Schuyler (parent of Katie Schuyler ’13) and Molly Cope (6th grade […]

     
 

Our Events

  • 2nd Annual Alumni Drum Circle

    Join us on Friday, January 9th for the 2nd Annual Drum Circle! Westfield’s alumni who enjoyed learning drumming in music class are invited to participate in this toe-tapping musical experience! RSVP to Ms. Fay Griscom […]

     
  • Bombardment Tournament

    Contact Mrs. Chris Fennell to sign up teams for this fun-filled tournament on Monday, December 22nd from 4:30 to 7:00 in the school gym. Open to current and former students – catch up with old […]

     
  • Christmas Traditions at Westfield Friends

    Christmas Traditions at Westfield Friends

    The Christmas season is a very special time of year at Westfield Friends School! There are many traditions that have been handed down through the years and are celebrated and embraced by everyone in our […]

     
  • Thanksgiving at Westfield Friends

    Thanksgiving at Westfield Friends

    Thanksgiving is a special time of year at Westfield. In keeping with our theme of “community” we are asking our students and families to contribute a non-perishable food item for local families in need. Items […]

     
  • Barnes & Noble Bookfair

    Barnes & Noble Bookfair

    Join us on Thursday, Nov. 20th from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 1311 Nixon Drive in Moorestown’s East Gate Square! Enjoy musical performances by Westfield’s students under the direction of Ms. Fay, […]

     
  • Quakerism at Westfield Friends School

    Quakerism at Westfield Friends School

    Quakerism at Westfield Friends School – Thursday, October 2nd – 7 to 8 p.m. Westfield Meeting House (childcare will be provided). How do Quaker values impact the education and spirit of our beautiful school? What makes […]

     
  • 2014 Fall Harvest Festival

    2014 Fall Harvest Festival – Saturday, Oct. 18th from 2 to 4:30 p.m. (Rain date is Oct. 25th) Hosted by the Class of 2015 – Cost of event is $15 per child. Parents & guardians […]

     
  • One Book/One Westfield Book Club

    One Book/One Westfield Book Club – Thursday, Oct. 23rd at 7:30 p.m. Taylor River Side Farm.  

     
 
 

Photos & Videos