Welcome

When you walk into Greenwood Friends School, you feel at home at school. Our open spaces, our engaged students, and our welcoming community all reach out to let you know that you have come to a unique place to learn. With strong core academics and integrated art, music, drama, and foreign language enrichments, GFS teaches children to think critically, work collaboratively, communicate confidently, and solve problems creatively in today’s changing world.

 

The Quaker principles of integrity, equality, community, simplicity, and peace guide our school’s daily life. Accredited by PAIS, Greenwood serves preschool through eighth grade students from a broad range of backgrounds. Our students reflect our area’s ethnic, economic, and social diversity and are supported by Greenwood’s generous scholarship program. The school is located three miles east of Millville and serves families from 17 districts, including Benton, Berwick, Bloomsburg, Central Columbia, Danville, East Lycoming, Lewisburg, Millville, Milton, and Warrior Run.

Come visit us at Greenwood Friends. A warm welcome awaits you!

Greenwood Mission Statement

Greenwood Friends School teaches children to think critically, creatively, and compassionately. The school provides a challenging and supportive academic environment, guided by the Quaker principles of peace, integrity, equality, community, simplicity, and stewardship.

Greenwood Friends School implements its mission in the following ways:

  • We nurture a child’s natural curiosity and encourage students to “learn how to learn.”
  • Instruction is student-centric, acknowledging each child’s learning style, abilities, and rate of development.
  • Flexible classroom groupings allow children to progress in each subject at their own level of ability
  • We believe that children reach their highest potential through hands-on and investigative activities that are relevant to tehir lives.
  • Students are challenged to recognize and value their own potential and to appreciate the potential of others.
  • We strive to help children build a strong self-image and to be their own advocate.
  • We value a diverse school community in which students work cooperatively
  • We reach out to embrace the local and global communities believing that each person can make a difference in the world.
  • Meeting for Worship encourages spiritual and personal growth in a centered atmosphere.

Greenwood Friends School accepts children without regard to race, gender sexual orientation, economic, social or religious background.