Abington Friends School

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  • In a culture of intellectual and creative ambition, we cultivate fearless, curious learning for students age 3 through grade 12.
  • Engaged and purposeful in every moment, students leave AFS with clear, strong and thoughtful voices, prepared for lives of meaning and accomplishment.
  • Abington Friends School, a Quaker, co-educational college preparatory school, has stood on its original campus in Jenkintown since 1697.
  • Today, rich in racial, socioeconomic and ideological variety, the School draws students from approximately 75 ZIP codes around the greater Philadelphia area, 100% of whom go on to four-year colleges.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1697

Student Body

Total Students549 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Abington Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers73 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses12 courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
61%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSuzanne Hodges

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeWrestling,
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort Washington
    Grades: PK-12 | 1183 students
    6.1 miles
    340 Morris Rd
    Fort Washington, PA 19034
    (267)405-7070
    6.1 PK-12
    1183
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 947 students
    6 miles
    3000 W School House Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215)844-3460
    6 PK-12
    947
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: K-12 | 906 students
    4.9 miles
    31 West Coulter Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215)951-2345
    4.9 K-12
    906
  • Glenside
    Grades: PK-12 | 252 students
    4.7 miles
    35 Hillcrest Avenue
    Glenside, PA 19038
    (215)233-0782
    4.7 PK-12
    252
  • Haverford
    Grades: PK-12 | 977 students
    11 miles
    450 Lancaster Ave.
    Haverford, PA 19041
    (610)642-3020
    11 PK-12
    977

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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My two very different children have been through each division of Abington Friends School and I cannot imagine a better learning environment. AFS fosters a love of learning while teaching children to think deeply about each subject. Abington Friends is ahead of the curve in providing the type of education that is critical to academic and professional success in the world today. Students experience academic rigor in a collaborative environment where they are taught how to think critically and become creative problem solvers. I credit AFS with helping my children grow into the strong, confident and secure individuals they are.
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We couldn't be happier with Abington Friends School. Our two children are very different, and they are both thriving. They are intellectually stimulated and have developed great friendships with peers. They will be well be prepared for college and beyond. Combine robust academic, arts and athletic programs, a supportive and talented staff with a diverse student body, and you get AFS.
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Abington Friends School is the perfect balance of academic rigor and a nurturing environment. The teachers and students have strong, respectful relationships that make AFS a safe place to grow and learn. Challenging oneself academically is expected. My children have grown into mature critical thinkers, joyful learners, and advocates for themselves and those around them. The leadership skills combined with a strong sense of social justice allow them to effectively manage the diverse and complex world in which we live. If you haven't seen AFS is action, it is well worth a visit!
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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $8,131 for elementary schools and $15,502 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Pennsylvania is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).