Lancaster Friends School
What current families say about LFS:
"Finding LFS was serendipitous for our family. At LFS, my child is able to receive a high-quality education in a small classroom and be taught by adults who are truly invested in her academic, emotional, and social growth. LFS recognizes and celebrates the Light present in each child, and helps students to discover their own Light and recognize this in others as well. I have especially appreciated LFS's commitment to creating a safe space for all students and families, regardless of their diverse backgrounds, special needs, or individual learning styles." - Elementary Parent
What current student says about LFS:
"LFS is open and flexible of any kind of people. It’s a secure place to express yourself. We learn and have fun by exploring Lancaster with community projects and field trips to Harrisburg and DC where we talked to our representatives about the Equality Act. Like Quakers, we don’t force our opinions on others but we sit down and talk things out. We have open minds.
LFS has the best teachers I’ve ever been with. They are good people, passionate about things and they are there to help you. As people, I really admire my teachers." - Middle School Student
Who we are
Why Quaker Education?
A Quaker education can be characterized by:
Learning through inquiry
Learning through reflection
Learning through collaboration
Learning through service
A culture of respect
Teachers as partners in the learning process
Can non-Quakers attend a Friends School?
Absolutely - and you would be welcomed warmly. All students are welcome at Lancaster Friends School regardless of their religious affiliation. We don't seek to convert anyone. At LFS, rather than instilling a particular set of beliefs or doctrines, we nurture each student to be a person rooted in reality, receptive to the Spirit, honoring of the inner Light in others, caring of their community, and confident in their ability to reach their full potential.
Learn more about Quaker education and what it means at LFS here.