Abington Friends School

575 Washington Ln
Jenkintown, PA 19046-0190
Tel: (215)886-4350
Grades: NS-12 | 568 students
Abington Friends School is a coeducational Quaker, college-preparatory school serving students from preschool through 12th grade. For more than three centuries, AFS has been a leader in Friends education, with a challenging curriculum balanced by a caring environment that places value on excellence and goodness, spirit and intellect. Within these dynamic tensions the School seeks to inspire deep inquiry, rigorous analysis, inner spirit and true passion in learning.
Students at AFS are fully engaged in the classroom, in the arts, on the athletic fields, in community decision making and in the larger world. Serving students age 3 through grade 12, the work of the School is rooted in its core Quaker values, which include a profound respect for individuals and an emphasis on equality, simplicity, integrity and service to others. AFS has stood on its original campus in Jenkintown since 1697 and today, rich in racial, socioeconomic and ideological variety, the School draws students from approximately 75 ZIP codes around the greater Philadelphia area, 100% of whom go on to four-year colleges.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1697

Student Body

Total Students 568 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 77 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 13 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
61%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Suzanne Hodges

Sports

Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeWrestling,
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School Reviews

Abington Friends School is the perfect balance of academic rigor and a nurturing environment. The teachers and students have strong, respectful relationships that make AFS a safe place to grow and learn. Challenging oneself academically is expected. My children have grown into mature critical thinkers, joyful learners, and advocates for themselves and those around them. The leadership skills combined with a strong sense of social justice allow them to effectively manage the diverse and complex world in which we live. If you haven't seen AFS is action, it is well worth a visit!
- Posted by Parent, 02/24/16

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