Media-Providence Friends School

125 W 3rd Street
Media, PA 19063-0190
Tel: (610)565-1960
Grades: PK-8 | 159 students
Media-Providence Friends School is a Quaker day school for boys and girls in grades Pre-K through eighth, located in Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
We provide a solid foundation for life, and focus upon the unique qualities of our children in an academic community.
At MPFS we stress academic skill building and Quaker values.
Our students are well prepared for their next eductional journey whereever they may choose to go.
We create classrooms with a diverse student population, and staff it with teachers committed to affirming the unique strengths of each child.
Here, our students develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
We teach responsibility based on the Quaker values of harmony and simplicity, and inextricably link the importance of the individual with the value of community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Independent Private Schools Association
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
National Middle School Association
Religious Affiliation Friends
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1876

Student Body

Total Students 159 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Media-Providence Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $18,500
Tuition Notes Preschool part time $8000 to 8th Grade $18500
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Francy Strathmann

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Davidson School Elwyn Inc (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Nativity Bvm School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Nativity Bvm School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Media
    Nativity Bvm School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 168 students
    0.4 miles
    Gayley And Franklin Sts
    Media, PA 19063
  • Media
    The Walden School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-8 | 143 students
    0.6 miles
    901 N Providence Rd
    Media, PA 19063
  • Media
    Rose Tree Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 50 students
    1 miles
    145 W Rose Tree Rd
    Media, PA 19063
  • Media
    Davidson School Elwyn Inc
    Special Education School
    Grades: NS-12 | 305 students
    1.3 miles
    111 Elwyn Road
    Media, PA 19063
  • Media
    Grades: NS-6 | 138 students
    1.5 miles
    20 School Lane
    Media, PA 19063

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