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47 North Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

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January 12, 2015
I am sorry to hear of your displeasure. We are committed to our mission which is based on what is best for our students. As an educator of many years and member of this fine faculty for over ten years, I can attest to the research-based decisions and best practices employed every day. Most faculty remain in specific positions long-term; those who change bring new vitality to their teaching and to our well-mapped curriculum. [Accreditation and kudos granted from both NJ Association of Independent Schools and Middle States.] Quality instruction is delivered by people with a broad range of talents and experiences; the best teachers teach children first, content second. All new hires come with experience and most have graduate degrees. Many parents have respectfully approached our administrators and been warmly received & respectfully heard. Thoughtful insights from parents are welcome. Our middle school students are accepted into the finest high schools with significantly high scores on placement tests; they excel in high school and college. Although not perfect, we are committed to excellence; I am honored to work with these caring, talented, and dedicated professionals.

- submitted by a teacher
September 24, 2014
This is our 4th year at HFS and I am not pleased. There is no consistency in the educational program. Each year different teachers teach different grades and they all do something different. Many of the new hires have little or no experience. This school is not what it used to be. The administration does not communicate with the parents. They are accountable to no one. The board oversight is merely on paper. Depending on your school district it's not worth the hefty tuition. Go elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2014
Agree with post from January 2014. There are problems with academics. My daughter went there and is in high school and has major academic problems. Using a tutor. Current school told me she was not prepared and is now catching up. She was not prepared for high school. Feel good happy issues don't prepare you for vigorous academic high school program....I agree with the beware post. Some of the good posts sound very similar and are likely insiders.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2014
Great school!!!! Our kids go here and love it! We are very luck to be at HFS!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2014
As a family who lives in Haddonfield, but chooses to send our THREE children to Haddonfield Friends School (we started in pre-K and are "lifers" through 8th), we love this school, what it's doing for our children and we LOVE LOVE LOVE the teachers. With each year, we see our children and their classmates growing in poise and confidence. It culminates at frolic (8th grade graduation - a time where all of the grades put on a performance in honor of the graduating class). My husband and I shake our heads as each 8th grader gives her or his graduation speech and we take turns saying, "Now THAT kid is going places!" The classes are small, so the teachers identify ways to challenge and motivate each child. The community feel is wonderful -- 7th grade boys graciously let my 2nd grade son play basketball with them (!). Some of the most interesting people I know are the other HFS parents. The academics are excellent and the middle school is, in a word, superlative. To this family, HFS is the way childhood should be.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2014
My two sons graduated from HFS. They had a fantastic education and were well prepared to excel in High School. Their love of learning was found in those classrooms. They learned to work well within a diverse community. They developed a deep respect for nature and all living things. The teachers were simply outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2014
We have been a part of HFS for 8 years and it has been a wonderful experience. My children are receiving an excellent education provided by loving and talented teachers. There is never a day when my children do not want to go to school. They are always to see their classmates and teachers. It is a very warm and friendly atmosphere and I am fortunate to be a part of this wonderful community.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2014
HFS is more than a school. It is a community of teachers and parents all with the common goal of seeing each child reach their potential. My son has been in the preschool program for the last three years. When he first started he was an extremely shy child who had difficulty separating from the comfort of his home. With the support of the teachers and the nurturing style of each classroom, he has made great emotional and academic growth. Now my son looks forward to going to school, but most importantly, he correlates school with fun. To me that speaks volumes about the quality of the teachers and the students who attend HFS. The shared love for this school by the teachers, parents and students can be seen every day at drop off and pick up. I look forward to giving my daughter the same wonderful opportunity to learn and grow in this environment next year when she starts the preschool program.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
There is No nurturing at this school from the Head master down. They sweep all issues under the rug. They have no set curriculum. They get away with anything they want. They need new blood. They act as if they care about parents input, they don't. There is no consistency between grades, 3rd grade is a breeze then fourth grade impossible then fifth grade easy. It's a joke. Beware!

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2013
My daughter has gone here for one year and we love it so far. Quality academics, she is always challenged, never bored. I like that she gets homework, and that the teachers are all enthusiastic. We are in constant contact with the teachers via email and all the school staff has been very responsive and "on the ball" Besides the fact that she is very eager to get to school, I would say my favorite thing is that the teachers and staff all know YOU and know your child....even those whom I have never been introduced too all seem to know whose parent I am. Great sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2012
Our child just graduated from 8th grade at Haddonfield Friends. Hands down the best middle school in the area! Another review indicated that the school is boring after 4th grade. The reality is that our kid was anything but bored. She was too busy preparing for the science fair (where she and many of her schoolmates won awards), traveling to California with her class, beefing up her analogies, immersing in Algebra 1, immersing in high school level humanities, hatching chicks, having a great time in music and art, etc. We loved the strong sense of community, small class sizes, outstanding teachers, and the complete respect that is given to each child. Haddonfield Friends has prepared our daughter to easily enter the honors/ap track at our local public high school while also taking community college courses as a dual enrolled student. Another great thing about HFS is that their tuition is much more reasonable than similar Friends schools in Philadelphia. I would highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2012
My son attended our local public school system until the 6th grade. At that point we realized that the public school was not providing our son with the education he deserved or the quality that our taxes were paying for. Teachers in the public sector frequently, are sub par or waiting for that magical age called retirement. Our child, as well as all children, are given one chance at an education and we were unwilling to accept what was being given to him. After much investigation and visitations of various schools we chose Haddonfield Friends. The staff are highly qualified, supportive and have chosen to be there. Which is evident in the atmosphere of the school, character of the children and support of administration The class sizes are small which to us is a positive. It allows for individual attention and the ability to expand on concepts and idea.. It's a private school, therefor it's not under the constraints of the state which had been one of our major complaints. We never thought of a Friends school as an option, due to finances but when there is a will there is a way. Come visit, talk to administration, see for yourself. You won't be sorry. we have no regrets!

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2011
HFS is a nice environment with children whose families care about their education, but the school itself is lacking in quality. I sent my children here for preK and kindergarten until we moved out of state. While my children were attending HFS, I was continually disappointed by what I encountered. They were shuffled from one activity to another during the day, and the activities never lasted more than one session (about 20 minutes). Not until my children reached kindergarten did they get to experience the group discussion of how to solve a problem or work on a project from more than one day. In preK, these skills are "taught" using isolated worksheets and cookie-cutter projects, such as matching, cutting and counting worksheets, instead of small group projects. This school formally teaches the children instead of getting them actively involved in the learning process. To be fair, the teachers do offer great opportunities for the children to share their ideas with their classmates through show and tell and circle time. This environment would be ideal if only the teachers chose to reorganize their classes or were more educated on matters dealing with early childhood education.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
It has great teachers who care about the children.

- submitted by a community member
October 12, 2010
From the very youngest of students to those who we send a tearful goodbye to every year, Haddonfield Friends School is like a family. The community environment fosters a love of learning while providing a nurturing environment for personal development. The Quaker values of our school shine through and you won't find one child left behind, but all of them soaring at the heights we know they can reach. I LOVE being able to teach to each student. The class sizes are just fantastic. I don't believe that one of our classes run past 18 students. As a former Friends School student, my days at a Friends School were the most excellent and influential educational experiences of my life. I have taught at other schools, but happily attained my goal of returning to a Friends School as a teacher to give back to this wonderful group of people what was given to me as a child. I could not recommend HFS more. Please come by for one of our Open Houses! We love guests. (I'm not getting paid to say this, by the way - it's all from the heart!!!)

- submitted by a teacher
July 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2009
Excellent learning environment with great teachers that truly care about the kids and push them to learn while making education interesting and personalized.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2006
A good school for pre-K through 4th grade but boring after that.

- submitted by a student

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Haddonfield Friends School provides a superb academic program in an atmosphere of mutual respect, inspires students to achieve their personal best and empowers them to live their lives with conscience, integrity and compassion. Haddonfield Friends School --- where great kids get their start!

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Haddonfield Friends School
47 North Haddon Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ  08033
(856) 429-6786
Last modified Haddonfield Friends School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Haddonfield Friends School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top