Education Guide

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Friends Select School

Michael Gary, Head of School
Map17th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Phila., PA 19103
  • Independent School


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 2018: University of Pennsylvania, Yale, Vassar College, Wellesley College, The New School-Parsons School of Design

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.

Open House Dates

Tuesday, September 25 8:45 a.m. Grades PK & K Saturday, October 13 9:30 a.m. Grades PK-12 Thursday, November 8 8:45 a.m. Grades PK-4 Thursday, November 15 8:45 a.m. Grades 5-12 Tuesday, April 9 8:45 a.m. Grades PK-12

Additional Information:

Select State: PA
County: Philadelphia
Grades of School: *PreK
Gender: Coed
Enrollment: 588
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Students per teacher: 10
Tuition: $23,030-$37,165
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, Latin, French, German, Italian
Extracurricular Activities: Academic/literary clubs
Community service
Honor society
Instrumental music
TV show
Visual arts
Vocal music
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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