The foundation of Swarthmore Friends Nursery School is the Quaker belief that there is "that of God" in each person. Our school is guided by Friends' principles of non-violence, simplicity, respect for the individual, and the sprit of the Quaker Meeting which allows what is best in each person to be affirmed and nurtured within a caring community. We strive to create a school commitment to living in harmony with the environment. In the spirit of Friends, we emphasize respect, tolerance and appreciation for each other's differences, as well as peaceful non-violent problem-solving and decision-making

Swarthmore Friends Nursery School endeavors to create an atmosphere for happy childhood living and learning.  In this atmosphere of warmth and acceptance, we foster self-esteem, the valuing of others, and positive social relationships in an intellectually stimulating environment.