Welcome from Our Head of School

Daena Berdougo

United Friends School (UFS), established in 1983, is a joyful independent school community that serves children in Preschool through Eighth grade. We are guided by the Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace & Social Justice, Integrity, Community, Equality, and Stewardship & Care for the Earth. Our mission informs curriculum planning, decision-making, and the commitment to community service and peaceful conflict resolution. UFS wholeheartedly promotes inclusion & equity, inspiring students to social action throughout the year. Our entire school community participates in both Ally Week & the Black Lives Matter Week of Action

We routinely hear from our alumni that they are well prepared for high school and beyond! Our engaging and holistic approach to learning provides a strong foundation that our graduates and other alumni use throughout their school experiences.

Approximately one-third of our graduates transition to area Independent High Schools.

  • Abington Friends School
  • Christopher Dock Mennonite High School
  • Crefeld School
  • George School
  • La Salle College High School
  • Lehigh Valley High School for the Performing Arts
  • Moravian Academy
  • The Perkiomen School
  • Scattergood Friends School
  • Solebury School
  • West Nottingham Academy
  • Westtown School
  • William Penn Charter School

The rest of our graduates succeed in parochial, public, and charter schools. We are very proud of our alumni and the communities they impact throughout their lives!

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 1983;
  • Located in downtown Quakertown, PA;
  • 95 students in preschool through eighth grade;
  • Busing available from 9 nearby school districts in the Upper Bucks and Lehigh Valley regions;
  • Small class sizes with 7:1 student to teacher ratio;
  • Flexible Tuition makes a UFS education financially accessible to more than 60% of our student population;
  • In a care relationship with 4 Quaker Meetings: Richland Friends, Unami Friends, Gwynedd Friends, and Doylestown Friends;
  • Accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS);
  • Member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Association of Delaware Valley Schools (ADVIS), & Friends Council on Education (FCE).