Friends Select School

17th St & Benjamin Franklin
Philadelphia, PA 19103-0191
Tel: (215)561-5900
Grades: PK-12 | 571 students
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.
Members of the Friends Select community believe in the Quaker values of respect for all, simplicity, the peaceful resolution to conflict, and a constant search for truth.
The school works to achieve a balance between the needs of individuals and the community, in an atmosphere of cooperation and concern for the betterment of all.
It values the rich diversity of its urban setting and the opportunities and challenges it provides for the education of its students.
Under the caring oversight of dedicated faculty and staff, Friends Select students gain the knowledge, skills and character that will help them to live full lives.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students 571 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Friends Select School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Bibleway Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Bibleway Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Center City KinderCare (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Philadelphia
    Center City KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 48 students
    0.2 miles
    1700 Market St.
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215)563-9499
    0.2NS-PK
    48
  • Philadelphia
    Bibleway Academy
    (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 60 students
    0.3 miles
    5186 Bibleway St
    Philadelphia, PA 19131
    (215)740-9333
    0.3PK-12
    60
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: 1-12 | 157 students
    0.3 miles
    Po Box 46245
    Philadelphia, PA 19160
    (215)221-0909
    0.31-12
    157
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: K-8 | 5 students
    0.3 miles
    Po Box 42876
    Philadelphia, PA 19101
    (215)747-5737
    0.3K-8
    5
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: 9-12 | 500 students
    0.3 miles
    311 N 19th St
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (215)563-8930
    0.39-12
    500

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