Operating on this site for nearly 180 years, West Chester Friends School provides early childhood and elementary aged students with the essential foundation they require to become lifelong learners, contributing members of their community and citizens of the world. West Chester Friends School offers impressive advantages to students because it is small by design, and dedicated exclusively to the education of children in preschool through fifth grade. Each classroom and specialty area teacher is an expert in his or her field, as well as in the academic and social development of young children. At West Chester Friends School every child is known, his or her unique intellectual gifts celebrated and fostered.
The West Chester Friends School philosophy is based on the conviction that there is that of God in each individual.
We therefore seek God through our daily experiences and through worship together.
We stress the importance of self-discipline, community responsibility and outreach, respect for the dignity of all people,
and the settling of differences through peaceful means.
Our 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