Fairville Friends School offers a variety of half and full-day preschool programs on 2, 3 and 5 day schedules. Fairville is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Morning sessions are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and afternoon sessions are from 1:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. The school year runs from September through May. Class sizes are small at Fairville with six to ten children in each of six classrooms and an average teacher child ratio of 1:6. Our teachers hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and participate in ongoing professional development.
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- Small group and individual literacy instruction provided by a certified reading specialist
- Integrated and emergent curriculum models used for teaching and learning
- 2 1/2 acres of open space available for outdoor learning and play (including children's garden plots, and farm yard with our sheep friends)
- Quaker values integrated into classroom curriculum
- Healthy & organic food program with hands-on educational component
- Food at Fairville is included in tuition
- Spanish, music & drama classes offered each week and included in tuition
Preschool Playtime Morning Sessions
These Tuesday or Wednesday morning sessions are available for parents or caregivers and their children ages 18 months to 36 months. They serve as an introduction to the preschool world by exposing young children to art, music, finger play, exploration, circle time, and a group setting. Also, these sessions help acquaint children with Fairville’s preschool environment – inside and outside – so they are better prepared socially and emotionally at the start of their first school year. Classes are offered in 8-week sessions and meet Tuesday or Wednesday mornings from 9:15 am to 10:30 am. Cost per session is $175. Please call the office at 610-388-1268 or visit downloads for more information or to register.
Fairville offers afternoon enrichment classes in Art, Nature & Science to children ages 3 1/2 to 5 years; kindergarten students are also welcome. Classes meet from 1:00 - 3:15 pm. You may choose to enroll your child in an enrichment class for an 8-week session, a semester or the full year. Please call the office at 610-388-1268 or visit downloads for more information or to register.
This fun, hands-on class incorporates hands-on learning, art and outdoor play into a variety of topics throughout the year. Topics include cooking, theater, gardening, how things grow, construction and building structures to name a few.
Stay & Play
Stay & Play is available to Fairville students ages 3 and up on a regular or occasional basis.
Mornings at Fairville Summer Camp echo with the sounds of laughing, happy children playing in the sandbox, listening to stories, or enjoying a romp through our garden sprinkler. Art and nature abound in this country setting. The easels are placed under a shady tree and campers are encouraged to paint or participate in other art activities, often under the watchful eyes of barnyard animals. Inside the farmhouse kitchen, nutritious snacks are prepared and brought outdoors to be enjoyed “picnic-style”. Click here to visit our Summer Camp website page for more info! or visit downloads for more information or to register.
Food Served During Classes
Snacks are prepared at Fairville and are included in the tuition. Lunch is offered to morning students and is also included in the tuition. All foods are prepared in the Fairville kitchen by our Food Manager Judy, who is certified by the State of Pennsylvania to handle and prepare our food. We serve a vegetarian diet and focus on whole, unprocessed, and when available, organic foods.
Fairville Parents are invited to be actively involved in school activities, whether as visitors sharing their talents, by providing helping hands in the classroom, or by participating in fund raising projects. Additionally, families are invited to participate in a range of outreach projects throughout the school year in which we donate time and goods to various community organizations.