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.

Early Dismissal and School Cancellation Information

When Greenwood closes or has a delay, schedule changes are posted on local media. E-mail notification of early dismissals, delays and cancellations will be sent out by e-mail to all Greenwood families. If you would like to be included on this e-mail list please contact the office. Read below for more information about delays and cancellations, including which Radio and TV stations will broadcast the announcement.

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Free transportation provided from the following school districts:
Bloomsburg, Central Columbia, Millville, Benton, Danville, East Lycoming, Muncy, and Warrior Run.

Other school districts served:
Southern Columbia, Berwick, Hazleton, Northwest, and Sullivan County

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition rates for 2021-2022

Tuition 2021-22

Financial Aid

Greenwood strives to be accessible to students from families of any income level. Generous financial aid based on need is offered to all who apply by March 1 of the preceding school year.

Tuition covers about 50 percent of the cost of educating a student at Greenwood Friends. Tuition income is supplemented by an Annual Giving campaign, parent-assisted fundraisers, grants from Quaker organizations and other sources, Pennsylvania’s EITC program, and help from the school’s endowment fund.

At the preschool level, tuition is calculated per weekly attendance (2-day, 3-day or 5-day programs). For students K-8, tuition is an annual charge. For families with more than one child above preschool, a $1000 sibling discount is offered for all but the first child.

The school seeks to assure the presence of children from all backgrounds and income levels. We offer need-based tuition assistance beginning at the kindergarten level and encourage any family for whom tuition is a burden to apply for financial aid.

Financial aid applications are managed by TADS. Click here to go to the TADS website to submit an application.