We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2017 Preschool year! Goshen offers 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-day options for children ranging in age from 2 to 5 (youngest students must be 3 years old by February 2018). Click here to learn more about Goshen’s Preschool program.
Join us for a tour, or download an application here. For more information, please contact Admissions Director Mimi Ackers at (610) 696-8183 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning in the fall of 2017, Full-day Kindergarten and first grade, second and third grades and fourth and fifth grades will be vertically grouped. Historically many classes have been vertically grouped at Goshen Friends, including Physical Education, Art History, Sing!, Outdoor Education, Spanish, and Quakerism. During the 2015-16 school year, the fourth and fifth grades were combined to form a multi-age learning experience and this year first and second graders are combining for science and social studies.
There are many tangible benefits to vertical grouping. Research indicates that children in a multi-age classroom are more social, more likely to practice leadership skills, better known by their teachers, and more likely to resolve their conflicts peacefully. The academic experience is highly differentiated, cooperative, and filled with innovation.
Also starting with the 2017-2018 school year, Goshen Friends will offer both half- and full-day options for kindergarten students. By giving families options for their children, Goshen Friends recognizes that every learner is an individual. Especially at this pivotal year between preschool and elementary school, a family should have the opportunity to determine what works best for their child. This is a form of differentiation that can have meaningful impact on a child's first foray into elementary education.
Finally, for the 2017-18 school year, in addition to the Room C and G options for prekindergarten students, a multi-age class of PreK and half-day Kindergarten students will also be offered.
Read more about this new and exciting changes at Goshen Friends by clicking here!
Click the links below and read how Goshen Friends is making news in our area!
"Goshen Friends School to Host Meet Us on Monday Open House Tours"
"Community Invited to Join Goshen Friends School for Free Harvest Fair"
"Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Renovation Project"
"Goshen Friends School to Host Free Preschool Open House and Family Fun Fair"
"Schools Celebrate Friendship Through Music"
(A special thank you to parent Emily Ryan for the photo above!)
See Goshen Friends School through the eyes of its students. A film by Justin Shipley, Emmy nominated filmmaker & Goshen Friends parent.
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Guided by the Quaker values of equality, integrity, simplicity, community, and peace, Goshen Friends School provides a strong academic foundation through a responsive curriculum and small classes to nurture joyful learning.