Friends Select School

17th St & Benjamin Franklin,
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-0191
Tel: (215)561-5900
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 518 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 31%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Friends Select School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
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 Center City KinderCare (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bibleway Academy (0.3 miles away)
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  • Philadelphia Center City KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1700 Market Street
    Philadelphia , PA , 19103
    (215)563-9499
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.2  mi  |  48  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Philadelphia
    Jw Hallahan Catholic Girls'' High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    311 N 19th St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19103
    (215)563-8930
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    0.3  mi  |  567  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Philadelphia
    Bibleway Academy
    (Christian)
    5186 Bibleway St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19131
    (215)740-9333
    (Christian)
    0.3  mi  |  55  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Philadelphia
    63rd St Multicultural Academy Of Academic Excellence
    (Islamic)
    Po Box 28756
    Philadelphia , PA , 19151
    (215)381-1962
    (Islamic)
    0.3  mi  |  54  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Philadelphia
    Ijoba Shule    
    Alternative School
    Po Box 42876
    Philadelphia , PA , 19101
    (215)747-5737
    Alternative School
    0.3  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  K-8

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