The Friends Playschool

Creative Play, Guided Learning

The Friends Play School offers a joyous day of play and learning for “Little Friends” who are three-years-old by September.

West Chester Friends School’s youngest students explore enriched art, literature and play‐based experiences rooted in the Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Stewardship (SPICES).

As they develop friendships and become a part of their school community, young children learn to problem solve and develop strategies for understanding their world.

Creative play and guided learning support their social and emotional growth. Loving, experienced teachers model and encourage children to recognize emotions, express their feelings and needs verbally, and be respectful of friends. Group play is designed to ensure that all children “shine their light.”

Preschoolers enjoy the resources and experiences available on our elementary school campus, including studio art, time in the science lab, music, Spanish, gardening and outdoor play, library and story time, “field trips” around campus and special classroom visitors, as well as appropriate assemblies, concerts and other special events.

On weekly trips to the beautiful “treetop” library, students experience the best of American and British children’s literature. The children’s interactions with both text and illustration initiate their journey into a deep love of reading. Children may borrow books from the fine fiction and non‐fiction collections.

At West Chester Friends School, we believe that all children are innately curious and creative! The Play School day is chock full of opportunities for drawing, painting and sculpting in a variety of medium; for age-appropriate science exploration and invention; and for children to learn about both American song heritage and international musical cultures through instruments, dancing and song.

Please view the online application for WCFS Play School and contact us with any questions!

Brian Fahey, Head of School
Karen Iacobucci, Associate Head of School
Barbara Rowe, Director of Admissions
Please email [email protected]
please complete this inquiry form.
(610) 696- 2937

The Full Day Program               The Morning Program

8:00 am to 3:00 pm                           8:00 am to 12:30 pm

*Drop‐off may be between 7:45 and 8:15 am 

Class Size: Limited to 12, with two teachers


Tuition 2024- 2025

Five Full Days ~ $17,240;  Five Mornings ~ $10,890
Full Day, M-W-F ~ $11,430; Mornings, M-W-F ~ $7,430
Full Day, Tu-Thu ~ $7,975; Mornings, Tu-Thu ~ $5,090