Below are common questions asked by prospective students and their families:
What support is offered for the college search process?
A rigorous, college-preparatory education gives students the foundation to be active learners and critical thinkers. In their sophomore year, Moorestown Friends students begin a personalized, formal college counseling process that helps them understand their own strengths as they plan for their future. During this process, our college counseling department develops, with each student, a personalized list of potential schools and holds a series of individual and group meetings with students and their parents. Typically, 100 percent of MFS graduates matriculate at four-year institutions.
Do students wear uniforms?
Moorestown Friends School does not have uniforms, but there is a dress code. As befitting a Friends school, a student’s appearance should be neat and simple and should reflect modesty and moderation.
How many students do you have?
Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year is 696 students. The Lower School (Preschool through grade four) has one or two classrooms per grade; the Middle School (Grades 5 – 8) has two classrooms in Grade 5 three sections in Grades 6 – 8; and the Upper School (Grades 9 – 12) has four sections per grade.
Is there before and/or after school coverage available?
Creative and caring supervision for children before and after the regular school day is referred to as our Extended Day program. It is available for children in Preschool – Grade 4. Before school coverage is available from 7:15 a.m. – 8 a.m., and after school coverage is available from 3:10 p.m. – 6 p.m. Parents are billed by the Business Office for regular or occasional use of the program. MFS also offers After School Supervision for students in Grades 5 – 12 from 3:10 – 7 p.m. each day school is in session throughout the academic year. This service is free of charge for Middle and Upper School students whose parents/guardians are unable to pick up their students at the end of the school day.
How many teachers do you have?
Moorestown Friends School has 100 faculty, many of whom have advanced degrees. The student to teacher ratio is 8:1.
When was the school founded?
Moorestown Friends School, founded in 1785, is an independent, coeducational Quaker day school, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
When does school start/end?
School hours for the entire school are from 8 a.m. until 3:10 p.m.
What are the scheduling options for Preschool?
- Full Day or Half Day
- Two-, Three- and Five-Day-a-Week Options
Where do most students come from?
Although some students commute from Atlantic and Ocean counties and Philadelphia, about 90% of the student body live within a 12-mile radius of Moorestown Friends School in Burlington and Camden counties. Forty-six percent of the student body is African-American, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern or multiracial.
What are the transportation options?
All roads lead to MFS! Moorestown Friends School is proud to serve students from over 60 towns in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Admissions Office is eager to discuss a transportation plan for your family as you consider Moorestown Friends School. Busing is provided for some students in grades K-12 by local school districts and Moorestown Friends offers private busing service for those not served by the school district in which they reside. Learn more about Transportation at MFS here.
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