Buckingham Friends School
5684 York Road, Lahaska, PA 18931
Buckingham Friends School inspires a lifelong love of learning, nurtures a respect for the Light in every person, and fosters a sense of spiritual community.
Buckingham Friends School offers children in kindergarten through eighth grade an excellent educational experience in a caring community, where each child can grow intellectually, socially and spiritually. An essential part of Friends' belief is that there is "that of God" in each of us. This belief is the foundation for mutual respect and trust among teachers, students and parents.
Together, children and faculty experience the Quaker principles of equality, simplicity, community and non-violence. Our faculty helps each child to feel self-worth, to develop high goals, to take day-to-day responsibility for work and to think independently. Students are expected to observe certain standards. Among the most important are honesty, kindness, trust, decency, responsibility, compassion and consideration for others.
In addition to basic core curriculum classes, required courses include computer literacy, religion and foreign languages. French is taught in all grades beginning in kindergarten, and students may choose to begin instruction in Russian in the sixth grade. Creative expression is developed and encouraged in regular music, art, drama and woodshop classes. Students further expand their horizons through weekly elective periods. All students participate in physical education.
The entire school gathers togther for weekly assemblies and Meeting for Worship.
Head of School: Scott Baytosh