Preschool:Goshen Friends School utilizes a developmental approach to educating Preschoolers. Our daily focus is to present children with opportunities to grow academically, creatively, and socially. Morning classes are from 9:00 – 11:30am; with drop-off beginning at 8:45am. Afternoon classes are from 12:30 – 3:00pm. To further understand our Preschool program, please contact our Admissions Office at 610.696.8183 and arrange a tour. Our Preschool programs include:
Kindergarten:Students must be 5 years old by September 30th. Our Kindergarten is a half day program with an 8:00am drop-off, 8:15am commencement, and 12:00pm dismissal.Kindergarten Enrichment:An optional afternoon enrichment program is offered 3 days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) per week from 12:00 – 3:00pm. This program is designed to reinforce the morning curriculum through additional activities and directed play. Lower School (First through Fifth Grade): Parents of students who are interested in Goshen Friends should arrange for a tour with our admissions director by calling 610.696.8183. The tour will provide you with insightful information about our curriculum and our community. Our school day begins with drop-off at 8:00am and classes commence at 8:15am. Dismissal is at 3:05pm. Busing options are available through local school districts.
Decision StatusThe Admissions Committee meets to review the applicant’s complete folder. A letter will be sent to the applicant’s parents regarding the decision. For our Pre-Kindergarten programs (4 and 5 year-old programs), acceptance letters and enrollment agreements for new students are mailed in mid-February. Acceptance letters and enrollment agreements for our three year old programs are mailed February 1st.
Graduates of Quaker elementary schools know themselves and are able to recognize the strengths of peers. Because they are effective communicators and creative problem solvers at an early age, the fifth graders approach transitions with self-assurance. They are not only prepared for a middle school setting; they are “ready” in every sense.