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Abington Friends School

Richard Nourie, Head of School
Map575 Washington Lane
Jenkintown, PA 19046
215-886-4350
    Categories:
  • Independent School

Description:

Abington Friends School (AFS) is a coeducational Quaker school for students age 3 through grade 12, and includes early childhood emergent curriculum and an award winning lower school outdoor education program. At AFS you'll find a rigorous academic program and culture of intellectual and creative ambition. The program is designed to provide the best experience for teaching and learning, through small class sizes, individual attention, freedom from standardized testing and an advising program built on strong student-teacher relationships. With its highly personalized college guidance program, graduates go on to experience success at some of the nation's most selective four-year colleges.

Points of Pride: A culture of intellectual & creative ambition. Early-childhood emergent curriculum approach, award-winning lower school outdoor education program, independent study, The Center for Experiential Learning, WILF Learning Resource Center.

High School Specifics

8th grade Independent Study project, Java programming and CAD, robotics team, Cappies award-winning theatre program, nationally recognized program in student leadership and diversity, advising program and more. 100% attending four-year college.

HS Short Description

Quaker school with a culture of intellectual & creative ambition; small class sizes; individual attention; business and medical externships; highly personalized college guidance.

Open House Dates

Oct. 21 Any Wednesday at 9am for Walk-in Wednesdays

Additional Information:

Select State: PA
County: Montgomery
Grades of School: *PreK
9-12
K-8
Gender: Coed
Enrollment: 540
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Students per teacher: Elementary: 12, Secondary: 15
Tuition: $15,000-$39,900
Financial aid offered?: yes
Technology programs, what grade offered?: Digital recording studio, Digital Technology equipment and courses
College prep: # of AP/Honors/IB courses offered: 9 AP
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: French-7; Spanish-Pre-K
Extracurricular Activities: Academic/literary clubs
Community service
Instrumental music
Sports
Visual arts
Vocal music
School climate (what are you known for?): Academic rigor
Athletic prowess
Campus features
Community service
Unique curriculum
Warm community
Some special needs accommodated>: no
Summer program?: yes
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