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Haddonfield Friends School

47 North Haddon Avenue
Haddonfield, NJ 08033

(856) 429-6786


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

HFS teachers value every child for the gifts they bring. Teachers get to know each child through daily interaction and use that knowledge to guide the approach to each child.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of Haddonfield Friends School is to teach strong academic skills and the understanding that there is "something of God" in every person.

In order to accomplish that mission, we provide:
a well-rounded, developmentally appropriate academic program
a nurturing environment that encourages individual growth and respects individual differences and fosters the development of moral and ethical values
the security children need to value themselves and others.

Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

8:10 Doors open to students, free play, or morning jobs, greeting friends and teachers parents checking in with teachers etc...
8:45 AM Circle time, calendar, songs, books, and plans for the day
9:15 Free play and work time--- children rotate through various activities some teacher directed and some student led
10:15 Snack
10:30 Specials class ( Music, Library, Spanish,
or Physical Education)
10:45 Literacy: books related to themes of
11:00 Outside play
11:40 Dismissal preparations
11:45 - 12:00 Dismissal for those students
who stay until noon.