Goshen Friends School COVID-19 Response

April 9, 2020


Dear Goshen families,


With a very heavy heart I write to say that, following today's announcement from Gov. Wolf, Goshen Friends School will remain closed for the rest of the school year. I imagine we all had a feeling this was coming, but it does not make the news any easier. I speak for all of Goshen's faculty and staff when I say that we miss our little friends so much. We are heart-broken we will not see them back at school this year.


The school is still considering the possibility of offering camp this summer. We will follow the public health guidance and stay-at-home orders issued by the governor to determine if and when camp will be held. I will send out a separate communication in the coming days.


The teachers will continue to offer their distance learning program to all families through the end of the school year. In fact, in the coming weeks, you will begin to see more offerings from all faculty and staff, and we will continue to explore ways for connecting the entire community.


I would like to say how much I admire the teachers for the time and energy they have dedicated to teaching the children even while campus is closed. In a very short amount of time, they adapted their curriculum and learned skills they never thought were possible. I am honored to work alongside them.


My friends, we miss you all so much. Of course, we miss the children, but also the parents, grandparents, caregivers and other friends who grace our campus each and every day. This crisis will come to an end, and we will be back at school one day. I look forward to seeing each and every one of you there very soon.


With love and friendship,






We have loved connecting with all of our friends through YouTube, Zoom meetings and FaceTime! It’s so good to see the children’s faces! We invite you to keep the learning alive through our distance learning curriculum! Check out what all of Goshen’s teachers are doing on our webpage. We update it regularly!





 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is constantly updating its website with news, recommendations and advise for combatting Covid-19.


The Chester County Health Department shares information on how people are being impacted in this area.


Gov. Wolf's Stay-at-Home Order of March 23 can be found here.