Buckingham Friends School Stats and Facts
Buckingham Friends School…
- is an independent school founded in 1794 that remains under the care of Buckingham Monthly Meeting.
- serves children in grades kindergarten through eighth.
- is one of the 12 oldest continuously operating schools in the United States.
- welcomes students of any race, color, faith, national or ethnic origin.
- is a small school with one section per grade each with approximately 20 students, except kindergarten which is generally smaller.
- is comprised of 3 divisions: Lower School (K, 1, 2), Middle School (3, 4, 5) and Upper School (6, 7, 8).
- has 21 full-time and part-time teachers with a ratio of 1 teacher per 9 students.
- classes begin each day at 8:30 a.m. (8:15 arrival) and end at 3:00 p.m. (K-2nd) and 3:20 p.m. (3rd-8th)
- offers an AfterSchool Program until 5:45 p.m., including a variety of clubs.
- students reside primarily in Bucks, Montgomery and Hunterdon counties.
- students are eligible for bus service from local school districts (for Pennsylvania residents).
- offers financial assistance to qualified students. Currently, 30% of students receive financial support.
- graduates go on to attend secondary schools such as George School, Solebury School, Germantown Academy, The Lawrenceville School, The Hill School, Princeton Day School, Westtown School, Blair Academy, The Hun School, Choate Rosemary Hall, Pennington School, and local public schools.
- is a member of ADVIS (Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools), NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools), and FCE (Friends Council on Education).
- is accredited by PAIS (Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools).