Local Quaker Resources and Institutions

Schools

Buckingham Friends School - Is an independent school founded in 1794 and is one of the 12 oldest continuously operating schools in the United States. BFS serves students in grades Kindergarten through 8th.

Newtown Friends School – Newtown, PA. NFS is a pre-K through 8th co-ed day school. Combining an innovative and challenging academic program, and a welcoming and nurturing community.

Abington Friends School -For more than three centuries, AFS has been a leader in Friends education, with a challenging curriculum balanced by a caring environment that places value on excellence and goodness, spirit and intellect.

United Friends School – Located in Quakertown, UFS is a pre-school through eighth grade co-educational, independent Quaker day school, serving students in the Upper Bucks and Lehigh Valley regions.

The Quaker School at Horsham - Founded in 1982, The Quaker School at Horsham is a Friends school serving students with learning differences in kindergarten through ninth grade in a small and caring community.

The George School -Founded in 1893, George School is a Quaker, coed boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12. It is wooded and sunny, quiet and energetic, serious and playful. It's a comfortable, stimulating place to be yourself, to discover new worlds, to help others.

 

For more information on Friends schools and camps please visit the Friends Council on Education

For a directory of Quaker Colleges, click here.

 

Camps and Youth Resources

Camp Onas - A sleepover camp for ALL kids ages 8 to 13, Camp Onas is located on 72 acres of rolling hills, fields and woods in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania, an hour north of Philadelphia and an hour and a half west of New York City. The program stresses sharing, cooperation, understanding, simple living and most essential of all – FUN.

Camp Dark Water - Located in Medford, NJ, Camp Dark Waters is a camp for about one hundred boys and girls under Quaker leadership. Founded in 1928, the camp nurtures the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and emotional life of young Friends and others.

Middle School Friends - A space for Middle Schoolers, their parents, Volunteers and Staff in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

Adult Young Friends - Adult Young Friends (AYF) is a self-led, intentional community of Friends in the 18 to 35ish age range who come together at Yearly Gathering to support, inspire, and challenge each other in our life journeys. We represent a wide variety of backgrounds, and hail from all over the world of Quakerdom.

 

Senior Living Services

Pennswood Village - In 1973 a small group of Bucks County Quakers saw the need for a Spiritually vibrant Friends retirement community in the Newtown Pennsylvania area. They envisioned a diverse community where all people could enrich mind, body and spirit. Their vision became a reality in 1980 when Pennswood Village opened its doors. It is now home to more than 450 residents.

Foulkeways - The mission of Foulkeways is to provide comprehensive services for seniors based upon Quaker Principles that promote independence, innovative living, respect, security and choice.

Friends Life Care at Home is a non-profit Quaker organization that provides financial protection with an insurance like-plan that covers the cost of future long term care needs as well as care coordination and the provision of the care.