Frankford Friends School

Tel: (215)533-5368
Grades: PK-8 | 169 students
At Frankford Friends School, the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship of our natural and human communities are honored, lived, and learned.
Students are challenged to work both independently and as part of a team.
We enhance each student`s skill in creative problem-solving and provide opportunities for children to develop their passions by engaging in projects that have personal meaning to them.
In our tight-knit, nurturing community, each child`s best efforts are encouraged and applauded; all are supported in their individual growth.
Our school offers STEM, outdoor exploration, music, art, Spanish, service learning, and pysical education to all students in grades PK-8.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1833

Student Body

Total Students 169 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Frankford Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $8,990
Tuition Notes http://frankfordfriends.org/tuition-financial-aid/
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ellen McAllister
Admissions Associate Liz Torres

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Cross Country, Ultimate FrisbeeCross CountryUltimate Frisbee,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. After School Clubs After School Clubs,

School Notes

  • Since 1833, Frankford Friends School has provided a high quality, affordable, Quaker-based education in its present, historic location in Philadelphia. As a student at FFS, your child will develop academically, socially and emotionally as we facilitate his or her growth as a well-rounded, courageous individual, ready for positive leadership.
  • At Frankford Friends School, the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship of our natural and human communities are honored, lived, and learned.  Students are challenged to work both independently and as part of a team. We enhance each student`s skill in creative problem-solving and provide opportunities for children to develop their passions by engaging in projects that have personal meaning to them. In our tight-knit, nurturing community, each child`s best efforts are encouraged and applauded; all are supported in their individual growth.
  • Frankford Friends School students are members of a community that is highly diverse and inclusive. Children of all faiths and all ethnic, racial, and economic backgrounds are welcomed to our community without regard to gender or sexual orientation. Nearly half of our students are children of color.  At Frankford Friends School, we know that every child has a unique inner light. We teach our students to identify what is special about themselves as well as what is special and unique about others and to value, work to understand, and respect all people.
  • Highlights of our program include:
  • -A thoughtfully planned curriculum taught in diverse and creative ways with an emphasis on hands-on, project-based learning
  • -STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) classes for all students in grades PreK-8
  • -Library and Research Skills classes in grades PreK-8
  • -An award-winning Music Program (Music & Movement, grades PreK-3; Strings, Guitar, and Keyboards, grades 4-8)
  • -Choir and Orchestra in grades 4-8
  • -Spanish in grades PreK-4 (twice weekly), grade 5 (three times weekly), and grades 6-8 (daily)
  • -Physical Education in grades PreK-8
  • -Service Learning in grades PreK-8
  • -A focus on nurturing a growth mindset in students, and enhancing their executive functioning abilities, problem-solving skills, and leadership opportunities

Profile last updated: 04/27/2016

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