Friends Select School

17th St & Benjamin Franklin
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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
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