About our school
Swarthmore Friends Nursery School is a small private preschool under the care of Swarthmore Friends Meeting. Our school year runs from mid-September to the end of May, with school breaks similar to the local school district, the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.
Play is an integral tool within our school. Children learn through play, developing cognitive skills, physical abilities, new vocabulary, social skills, and literacy skills, as well as a strong sense of self, empathy for others, and nonviolent conflict resolution.
Included in our school activities are:
- Indoor free play
- Stories and language
- Creative movement
- Science (small group activities relating to the natural sciences)
- Outdoor play (on a safe playground)
- Drawing, painting and other artistic endeavors
- Walks in beautiful Scott Arboretum on the Swarthmore College campus (where we are located)
Each day includes refreshment time and opportunities for sharing, decision-making and problem-solving during both unstructured and structured activity time.