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.: 20%
Students by Grade Abington Friends School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 77 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
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,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St Basil Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Immaculate Conception School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Jenkintown Day Nursery (0.8 miles away)
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  • Jenkintown Immaculate Conception School
    (Roman Catholic)
    606 West Ave
    Jenkintown , PA , 19046
    (215)887-1312
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  196  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Jenkintown
    Meadowlane Montessori School
    Montessori School
    616 Meetinghouse Rd.
    Jenkintown , PA , 19046
    (215)887-1222
    Montessori School
    0.5  mi  |  64  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Jenkintown
    Jenkintown Day Nursery
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    Baeder & Hilltop Rds
    Jenkintown , PA , 19046
    (215)884-1992
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.8  mi  |  170  students  |  Gr.  PK-K
  • Elkins Park Beth Sholom Goldman Preschool
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Jewish)
    8231 Old York Road
    Elkins Park , PA , 19027
    (215)887-1342
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Jewish)
    0.8  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  PK-NS
  • Abington Temple Beth Torah School Of Early Learning At Oyrt
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Jewish)
    971 Old York Rd
    Abington , PA , 19001
    (215)886-0650
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Jewish)
    1  mi  |  7  students  |  Gr.  KG

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