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Abington Friends School

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.


575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, PA 19046 United States
Phone Number: 215-576-3950
Category: Independent School
School E-mail: kcoleman@abingtonfriends.net
Facilitator name: Melissa Calder
Facilitator e-mail: mcalder@abingtonfriends.net
Listing updated: 2011-2012
Open House Dates: Tours offered every Tuesday at 9 am

Additional Information

School State: PA
School County: Montgomery
Gender: Coed
Religious affiliation: Quaker
Grades of School: K-8, 9-12
Students per teacher: Elementary: 12, Secondary: 15
Tuition: $16,300-$46,000
Financial aid offered?: Yes
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: Sports, Instrumental music, Vocal music, Visual arts, Academic/literary clubs, Community service
Specific Extracurricular programs: Service-learning, Internships, Global travel, Athletics Program, theater
School climate (what are you known for?): Academic rigor, Athletic prowess, Unique curriculum, Community service, Warm community, Campus features
Some special needs accommodated: No
Summer program?: Yes
In school survey: Yes
Which Survey?: High School Private
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.