Greenwood’s vigorous, personalized curriculum supports and challenges every child, nurturing natural curiosity and encouraging academic excellence. Preschool through 8th grade students explore their world locally and globally. Greenwood encourages students to learn through innovation and collaboration, preparing them to succeed in our changing world.
Greenwood’s highly-skilled and dedicated faculty design the school’s curriculum, which exceeds the standards set by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools. The curriculum emphasizes reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and inquiry-based science. These core academic subjects are enriched by art, drama, music, foreign language, library, computer skills, and physical education. In 2012-13, Greenwood’s interdisciplinary Thematic Study is “A Healthy Climate for our Growing World.”
The Quaker testimonies of integrity, equality, community, simplicity, and peace underlie Greenwood’s student, faculty, and community life. Quakers, also known as Friends, recognize “that of God” in every person, and based on this belief Greenwood educates hearts as well as minds. Greenwood graduates stand out academically and as citizens who have the confidence and commitment to make a positive difference in the world.
All students participate in community service projects. Older children volunteer at local service organizations; students as young as preschool participate in activities that raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and area animal shelters.