About HFS

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About HFS Overview

Welcome to the Haddonfield Friends School website!

At HFS, we believe that the best education is one that inspires within children an insatiable curiosity to learn.  The Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship (“SPICES”) are woven into every aspect of school life; they are all by both logic and necessity integral to our academic studies, social development and conflict resolution. We implement a curriculum that is progressive, timely and relevant to today's world. We encourage our students to wonder and explore, ask challenging questions, and discover; that is, to become independent learners and thinkers. We provide effective tools for students to respond compassionately and thoughtfully to one another and the world in a non-violent manner;  to be peaceful, creative problem-solvers. We seek opportunities to serve others and tend the environment in the context of community/global outreach and daily practice  -  to be good stewards of relationships, resources, and the planet.

As Head of School, I am confident and excited to advance the mission of HFS and continue the legacy of my accomplished predecessors and co-workers.  We all truly have you and your children’s best interests at heart.  You may rest assured that we will continue to fortify and enhance all existing programs.

We invite you to become acquainted with Haddonfield Friends School as we fulfill our mission to empower students to achieve their personal best and live their lives with conscience, integrity and compassion.

Feel free to join us for our ongoing Tuesday morning tours: no appointment required!

Warm regards,

Matthew D. Sharp
Head of School
Haddonfield Friends School