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.: 23%
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 Meadowlane Montessori School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • JenkintownImmaculate Conception School
      (Roman Catholic)
    606 West Ave
    JenkintownPA 19046
    (215)887-1312
      (Roman Catholic)
    0.3 mi | 191 students | Gr. KG-8                      
  • JenkintownMeadowlane Montessori School
    Montessori School
    616 Meetinghouse Rd
    JenkintownPA 19046
    (215)887-1222
    Montessori School
    0.5 mi | 63 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • JenkintownJenkintown Day Nursery
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    Baeder & Hilltop Rds
    JenkintownPA 19046
    (215)884-1992
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    0.8 mi | 170 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • Elkins ParkBeth Sholom Goldman Preschool
    Montessori School  (Jewish)
    8231 Old York Rd
    Elkins ParkPA 19027
    (215)887-1342
    Montessori School  (Jewish)
    0.8 mi | 61 students | Gr. PK-K                      
  • AbingtonTemple Beth Torah School Of Early Learning At Oyrt
    Daycare / Preschool  (Jewish)
    971 Old York Rd
    AbingtonPA 19001
    (215)886-0650
    Daycare / Preschool  (Jewish)
    1 mi | 7 students | Gr. KG                      

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