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Friends Select School

Michael Gary, Head of School
Map17th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Phila., PA 19103
215-561-5900
    Categories:
  • Independent School

Description:

College prep academics at a Quaker school with a vibrant Center City location on the Ben Franklin Parkway. A diverse, close community, athletics and service learning.

High School Specifics

100% college acceptance rate. Student college acceptances for 2015: Harvard, Georgetown, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Brown, RISD, and Berklee College of Music.

HS Short Description

College prep academics at a Quaker school with a vibrant Center City location on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway; diverse, close community; full athletic program; service learning.

Additional Information:

Select State: PA
County: Philadelphia
Grades of School: *PreK
9-12
K-8
Gender: Coed
Enrollment: 558
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Students per teacher: 10
Tuition: $21,090-$34,035
Financial aid offered?: yes
Technology programs, what grade offered?: robotics, design thinking starting in Pre-K
Standardized test scores: Average proficiency
World languages taught and year in which instruction begins: Mandarin Chinese, Spanish - PreK; Latin - 7; Italian, Arabic - 9
Extracurricular Activities: Academic/literary clubs
Community service
Honor society
Instrumental music
Robotics/technology
Sports
TV show
Visual arts
Vocal music
Yearbook/magazine/newspaper
School climate (what are you known for?): Academic rigor
Campus features
Unique curriculum
Warm community
Some special needs accommodated>: no
Summer program?: yes
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