Friends Select School, which traces its roots to 1689, is a coed, college preparatory, Quaker day school serving 545 students in grades pre-k through 12.
Friends Select School's mission is to provide a challenging, college-preparatory academic program to its diverse, coed student population, from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade.
Because the school sits on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Center City, its curriculum is both created and enriched by the resources of the city. Friends Select is truly “At the Center of Learning in Center City.”
In the Friends Select Lower School (K-5th grade), children discover the joy of learning and begin to acquire the successful student’s skills and discipline.
Middle school (6th – 8th grade) is designed to give students precisely the guidance and support they need to negotiate these years comfortably.
In Friend Select’s exemplary Upper School (9th – 12th grades) college preparation program, students master core academic content. The courses—English, history, mathematics, science and world languages—require ever-increasing levels of independence, critical thinking and leadership.
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Friends Select School provides a challenging, college-preparatory academic program to its diverse, coed student population, from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade.
Pre-k-12 academic program
After-School Program (Friends Select families only)
Vacation Care (Friends Select families only)
Summer Academic Program (open to public: rising 4th graders-11th graders)
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17th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1284
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