Parents of students who are interested in Goshen Friends should arrange a tour with Mimi Ackers, Director of Admissions, by calling (610) 696-8183 or sending an email. The tour will provide you with insightful information about our curriculum and our community.
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 a.m.–12 p.m., with drop-off beginning at 8:45 a.m. Afternoon classes are from 12:30–3 p.m. Preschool programs include:
- Little Friends: Children turn 3 years old during the school year months of September through the end of January. Children should be in the process of toilet training, be familiar with the bathroom, and be comfortable using a pull-up. This class is offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Little Friends can begin to attend our Extended Care Program once they are fully toilet trained.
- Three-Year-Old Programs: Children need to be 3 years old by September 30 and be fully toilet trained. This program is offered on Tuesday and Thursday mornings or on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings or afternoons.
- Four-Year-Old Programs: Children need to be 4 years old by September 30. This program is offered on Monday through Thursday in both the morning and afternoon.
- Five-Year-Old Programs: Children need to be turning 5 years old no later than March 31. This program is offered on Monday through Friday in both the morning and afternoon.
Students must be 5 years old by September 30. Our Kindergarten is a half-day program, with an 8 a.m. drop-off, 8:15 a.m. commencement, and noon dismissal.
An optional afternoon enrichment program is offered three days per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) from 12-3 p.m. This program is designed to reinforce the morning curriculum through additional activities and directed play.
Lower School (First through Fifth Grade)
Our school day begins with drop-off at 8 a.m.; classes commence at 8:15 a.m. Dismissal is at 3:05 p.m. Busing options are available through local school districts.
The 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 3-year-old programs are mailed February 1.