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At Buckingham Friends School...

children find space to explore and grow - through a curriculum that is flexible and responsive to their interests; across an expansive campus that encourages play and risk-taking; and within our value-added programming that adds breadth and depth to their individual learning experiences. To learn more about this K-8 independent school that celebrates the spirit of youth and stewards the promise of each individual to build an engaged learning community, inquire now.

Latest News

Township Supervisors Approve Plan

Township Supervisors Unanimously Approve BFS Development Plan

The township board of supervisors at its July 27 meeting unanimously granted preliminary and final land development approval for a multi-million dollar project at Buckingham Friends School. Work will include a new gymnasium to replace the existing structure built in 1952, a new science center, and renovation of the main building.
Graduation 2022

Buckingham Friends School Celebrates the Class of 2022

The sun was shining, the stage was set, and the feeling of excitement pulsated through the sylvan campus on Thursday, June 9, 2022, as the Buckingham Friends School community gathered on the Upper Field to conclude the 227th school year and celebrate the Class of 2022!
Weather Balloon Launch

BFS students perform an out of this world science experiment!

Students, teachers, and families gathered on a crystal clear day at the end of the school year to watch as the 8th Grader's high-altitude weather balloon soared into the skies.  The experiment left the ozone layer and entered the stratosphere with a top altitude of 101,629 feet before the balloon burst and coasted back towards Earth, gathering data on atmospheric pressure, temperature, velocity, altitude, imagery, and radiation levels along the way.

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At A Glance

  • 44 acres of beautifully
    wooded campus
  • 7:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio
  • 79,374 Handshakes in a Year
  • 8 service projects per year
  • $6.9 Million Endowment
  • 61% of Faculty with
    Advanced Degrees
  • 37 Faculty Members
    & Staff
  • 5 Interscholastic
    Sports Programs
  • 20 Clubs Offered
    Throughout the Year
  • 35 secs to go down the
    sledding hill run
  • 170 Total
  • 100% of students participate in
    the Annual Art Show
  • 37% of Students Receive
    Financial Aid
  • 20 Stage
    Each Year
  • 100% of students studying a world language
Morning Handshake with Paul
Lower School Recess
4th Graders in Library
Students running on Upper Field
Music Class
Art Class
3rd Grader
Boys Walking In Woods
Outdoor Classroom
1st Grade
Wallops Island Trip
Boys at Recess