A Quaker School

Westfield Friends School wishes to admit young people who will benefit most from the program it offers. Our best efforts are realized with children whose parents have chosen Westfield because of their sympathy with its purposes and methods and who, on applying, have stated their intention of having their children continue to graduation.

We believe that the school, as well as the home, and your place of worship, is of vital importance in developing spiritual values and attitudes in each child. As a Friends school, we consider it our duty as well as our privilege, to foster the spiritual life of the children under our care. This responsibility is implemented both formally and informally in personal contact with the child in a spirit of love and understanding. There is a short worship period each morning for the Second to Eighth Grades, when a variety of subjects are shared and discussed. These subjects range from art history to bible passages that link to current social themes. Our students also gather in the Meeting House for traditional worship on Wednesday mornings. During this period the children sit in quiet meditation or share their thoughts with the group. All the children are encouraged to recognize the reality of God and to feel a moral responsibility toward others in everyday living.