Friends Seminary

222 E 16th St,
New York, NY, 10003-0100
Tel: (212)979-5035
Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes.
In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking and coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus.
The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice.
At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person.
Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is we help them bring about the world that ought to be.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 728 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Friends Seminary Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 92 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Association For Metro Area Autistic Children (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grace Church School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Grace Church School (0.3 miles away)
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  • New York Grace Church School
    (Episcopal)
    86 4th Ave
    New York , NY , 10003
    (212)475-5609
    (Episcopal)
    0.3  mi  |  385  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • New York
    Epiphany Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    234 East 22nd Street
    New York , NY , 10010
    (212)473-4128
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  563  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • New York
    Immaculate Conception School
    (Roman Catholic)
    419 E 13th St
    New York , NY , 10009
    (212)475-2590
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  219  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • New York
    Ecole Internationale De New York (einy)
    Special Program Emphasis
    111 E 22nd St
    New York , NY , 10010
    (646)410-2238
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.4  mi  |  93  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • New York
    The Association For Metro Area Autistic Children
    Special Education School
    25 W 17th St
    New York , NY , 10011
    (212)645-5005
    Special Education School
    0.5  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  UG

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