Greene Street Friends School

5511 Greene St,
Philadelphia, PA, 19144-0191
Tel: (215)438-7000
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 230 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 47%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade Greene Street Friends School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
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 Building Futures Family Center (0.3 miles away)
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  • Philadelphia Pennsylvania School For The Deaf
    Special Education School
    100 West School House Lane
    Philadelphia , PA , 19144
    (215)951-4700
    Special Education School
    0  mi  |  232  students  |  Gr.  NS-12
  • Philadelphia
    Germantown Friends School
    (Friends)
    31 West Coulter Street
    Philadelphia , PA , 19144
    (215)951-2300
    (Friends)
    0.2  mi  |  861  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Philadelphia
    Building Futures Family Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    5305 Germantown Ave # 15
    Philadelphia , PA , 19144
    (215)849-4574
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.3  mi  |  7  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Philadelphia
    Small World Discovery Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    5933 Mccallum St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19144
    (215)843-6949
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.3  mi  |  20  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Philadelphia
    Eagle''s Nest Christian Academy
    (Christian)
    501 W King St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19144
    (215)848-9906
    (Christian)
    0.6  mi  |  36  students  |  Gr.  KG-8

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