Greene Street Friends School

Tel: (215)438-7000
Grades: PK-8 | 276 students
For 153 years Greene Street Friends School has educated children according to the Quaker principles of honesty, respect for the individual, peace and simplicity.
While embracing these core values, the School has dared to be at the forefront of innovative educational practices.
That tradition of innovation continues today with an emphasis on hands-on learning, non-violent methods of conflict resolution, cultural understanding, community service, environmental education and the thoughtful incorporation of technology into the curriculum.
Strong fundamentals and ethical strength prepare our students for a rapidly changing world and enable them to progress with an enthusiasm for learning and for life.
Greene Street Friends School is an urban coeducational School under the care of Green Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
We strive to provide high academic standards in a school community where all relationships are influenced and guided by the beliefs of the Society of Friends.
It is our hope that through their own experiences the children will discover and affirm themselves and others as they come to know and value differences in ability, language, skin color, sexual orientation, religion, family structure, or family income.
This deep respect for each individual springs from Friends' belief in "that of God" in everyone.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 276 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Greene Street Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pennsylvania School For The Deaf (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pennsylvania School For The Deaf (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Pennsylvania School For The Deaf (0 miles away)
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    Grades: PK-12 | 209 students
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    100 W School House Ln
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • Philadelphia
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    31 West Coulter Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
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    Grades: PK-6 | 71 students
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    5421 Germantown Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-KG | 51 students
    0.3 miles
    5305 Germantown Ave # 15
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
  • Philadelphia
    Small World Discovery Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 78 students
    0.3 miles
    5933 Mccallum St
    Philadelphia, PA 19144

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A Quaker school that teaches compassion, tolerance, and compassion along with strong academics and inventive arts programs. All the strengths and weaknesses of a small school.
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