Friends Select School

17th St & Benjamin Franklin,
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-0191
     Tel: (215)561-5900
Grades: PK - 12 | 537 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 537 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 31%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Friends Select School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jw Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is 63rd St Multicultural Academy Of Academic Excellence (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Center City KinderCare (0.2 miles away)
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  • PhiladelphiaCenter City KinderCare
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    PhiladelphiaPA19103
    (215)563-9499
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    0.2 mi | 8 students | Gr. NS-PK                      
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    Po Box 63966
    PhiladelphiaPA19147
    (215)320-2671
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    0.3 mi | 18 students | Gr. NS-PK                      
  • PhiladelphiaJw Hallahan Catholic Girls' High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    311 N 19th St
    PhiladelphiaPA19103
    (215)563-8930
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.3 mi | 567 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Philadelphia63rd St Multicultural Academy Of Academic Excellence
      (Islamic)
    Po Box 28756
    PhiladelphiaPA19151
    (215)381-1962
      (Islamic)
    0.3 mi | 54 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • PhiladelphiaBibleway Academy
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    (215)740-9333
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    0.3 mi | 55 students | Gr. PK-12                      

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