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Moorestown Friends School

Private | PK-12 | 722 students

Academic rigor, ethical and spiritual education, diverse student body
 
 

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $488,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,170.

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Posted November 8, 2013

This is an incredible school and an incredible community. I checked out many schools before sending my daughters to this one. The teachers are incredible. All have degrees from top notch institutions, with most having impressive resumes in their fields. What's more important is the love of teaching and students that these teachers display. My daughters have been going to MFS for 6 years. I have yet to meet a teacher that wasn't excellent. All faculty and administration are extremely responsive. The parents are also very involved in their children's education. More than anything else, the children feel that they are part of a community that will be with them for the rest of their lives. If you want your children to have the best possible experience throughout their formative years, choose this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2013

MFS is a fantastic school and I was lucky to be a student there for many years. The education and academics are top notch truly prepare the students for college - critical thinking, writing, group work, etc. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, negative I can say about the academics at MFS. I can't even find enough superlatives that would do the school justice as in my mind it is a superior academic institution. The only problem I have with the school is that it has become a bit of a "prep school" and some of the students who attended are very snobby. I know some recent alums who had horrible experiences with bullying and cliques. Even the parents can be cliquey. I guess that's a downside to a private school. If you get a bad lot and get stuck with mean classmates, you don't have a lot of options. So, hope you get lucky with a great group of people because many people make life-long friends at MFS.


Posted August 6, 2012

ThIs school, and the people who go and teach there are amazing. MFS is and always will be a major part of my life.


Posted July 21, 2010

My 3 grandchildren are thriving at Moorestown since the oldest began 8 years ago. They all love going to school. It is a dream come true to have such an outstanding environment nearby for my grandchildren.


Posted March 11, 2010

Small class sizes, caring teachers, great service program. We're thrilled with the experience our child has had (first grade).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2009

I am a grandmother of a child that has attended Moorestown Friends for several years. It has been a wonderful school. My granddaughter was an 'A' student when she went to Friends. After getting there, her grades dropped for one year because the teachers challenged her with excellence, accountability, structure and character. I am happy to say, she met the challenge and is an 'A' student once again. T


Posted February 5, 2009

This school is fabulous. 5 stars, no doubt about it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 15, 2008

This is a wonderful school. I have gone here for 8 years and every year has been amazing. Yes, it is a small school compared to most public schools, but that contributes to the comforting environment this school gives. I feel i have learned so much and I have seen my brother graduate from here with amazing knowledge. This star gets 5 stars without a doubt.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2008

It may be a good school academically, but the experience was probably the worst part of my life. The small class sizes are good from the standpoint that each student gets attention from the teachers, but it also means that you are stuck with the same people all the time. If you are in a fight with someone, you have no way to get away with it. Unless you have tons of money to spoil your child with, dont send your kid here. Even though it's a quaker school, people are so rediculously mean and rude to eachother you wouldn't believe it. This is the main reason so many people have left the shcol. You should take that into consideration before putting your child up to this.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 24, 2007

My daughter has been going there for two years and she has loved since we swtiched her from pulic to private. She enjoys it because the teachers spend more time on each student than the whole class. Also, the class sizes are smaller thatn the average public shcool class, makign tit easier to maitain and handle the students. I have seen my daughter be more open and blossom more than she every has. This school is truly an open and warm school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2006

This school is the best school for your children. They have great arts, fitness, and more they teach your child the quaker way to do thing. Fight never occur at this spectacular school. The price may be very expensive but it the #19 in usa. They accept kids from camden and give them scholarships. They have bake sells and concerts. Its a great academic school you wont be sorry sending your child there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 14, 2005

This is a top-notch school - the best in the tri-state area by far! 100% of the seniors go on to college - many of whom end up at Ivy League schools. If you want a fabulous experience for your children, you need to consider MFS!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 9, 2005

This is an excellent school. The Quaker values form a subtle yet stong backbone that runs through all of the programs. The administrators and teachers know each of the students on a personal level. There is a strong arts program, expecially choral music and visual arts. Overall, the teachers are very well qualified - although there are always a few weaker links. Academic performance and college prep are important, but preparing the whole person is the really strong attribute of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 65% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 9%
Black 11% 16%
Two or more races 8% 1%
Hispanic 4% 22%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Moorestown Friends School
Westfield Friends School
Moorestown Township Public Schools
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Boston University
New York University
Cornell University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Russian
Japanese
Italian
German
French
Chinese (Mandarin)
Arabic languages
American sign language
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
Visual arts
  • Architecture
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Student newspaper
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:05 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Larry Van Meter
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • www.mfriends.org/07/admissions.php
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Friends
Associations
  • FCE
  • NAIS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Honors track
  • Independent Study
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Arts (all)
  • Engineering
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Social justice
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • American sign language
  • Arabic languages
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Model UN
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Woodshop
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
More from this school
  • 7:1 student/faculty ratio. 16 AP courses offered. The total average SAT score for the Class of 2013 was 1877, the highest in South Jersey by a significant margin. More than one-third of MFS students receive financial aid. Moorestown Friends School is committed to fostering an environment that is both diverse and inclusive. 34% of the student body are students of color. Sports include: baseball, basketball, cross country, field hockey, fencing, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis and swimming.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Moorestown Friends School
Westfield Friends School
Moorestown Township Public Schools

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$8000 - $25000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Boston University
New York University
Cornell University
College preparation / awareness offered
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Summer college prep programs
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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110 E Main St
Moorestown, NJ 08057
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Phone: (856) 235-2900

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