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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

Paul's Blog

Paul's Latest Blog: "How Time Away From Parents Can Help a Child Grow"

I cannot recall how many times I have referenced and/or recommended Dr. Michael Thompson’s book, Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow since it was published in 2012. While a majority of the book focuses on the value of summer camp experiences, chapter one presents a series of things that Dr. Thompson believes we cannot provide for our children. I believe this list is worth considering in the broader context of parenting and as we move forward during the school year together.
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!

Upcoming Events

Pet Day 2022

Date: Wednesday, 10/5
Time: 8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

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