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Friends Select School

PHONE: (215) 561-5900 SCHOOL TYPE: Private Independent GRADES: Pre-K (3-4 years old)-12 ENROLLMENT: 0

Fast Facts

  • Principal

    Michael Gary

  • Phone Number

    (215) 561-5900

  • Website

  • Neighborhood

    Center City West

  • SEPTA Routes

    BSL (City Hall, Race-Vine), Market-Frankford Line (15th St), Bus (2, 27, 32, 33, 48), RR (Suburban Station)

  • Preschool/Daycare

    Friends Select School (ECE)

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  • Application Deadline

  • Tuition

  • Uniform

    No Data Reported

  • Extended Day

    After Care

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We believe in the Quaker values of respect for all, simplicity, the peaceful resolution of conflict, and a constant search for truth. In the words of George Fox, we seek to teach our students to "walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone." We work to achieve balance between the needs of individuals and our community, in an atmosphere of cooperation and concern for the betterment of all. We value the rich diversity of our urban setting and the opportunities and challenges it provides for the education of our students.

The aim of education is preparation for the whole of life: the vigorous development of intellectual and physical capacities and those of the spirit. Our teaching is structured around these key beliefs--that both direct experience and the young person's developmental needs are central in the learning process, and that learning should be placed at the service of society. Under caring oversight, our students gain the knowledge, the skills, and the character that will enable them to live full lives.

Points Of Pride

Partnerships with city institutions. Rich academic program - 100% of graduates go on to college. Quaker values undergird the educational experience.

Admissions Policy

Families and prospective students should attend an Open House. You can register for an Open House event on the Admission page of our website. Next, families should complete an Admission Application form and submit the form along with a $65 application and testing fee to the admission office. For more details on the admission process, visit our website at www.friends-select.org.

Accreditations and Honors

Friends Select is accredited by Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS). Friends Select is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS), and the Friends Council on Education.

Hours of Operation

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