Abington Friends School

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At Abington Friends School, we approach education with bold convictions.
We are motivated by the knowledge that the work of teaching and learning is vitally important, and we are inspired by the Quaker believe that each student in our care is gifted with remarkable potential.
Thoughtful explorations in the classroom and beyond nurture this potential, with a focus on seeking deeper understanding and building the power s of analytical and creative thinking and strong, clear self expression.Found in 1697, Abington Friends is one of the nation's earliest schools, yet also one that is exceptionally forward-thinking.
We embrace educational innovation, are driven by a shared commitment to diversity, equity and social progress, and prep our students for morenot only to thrive in college but also to face the future with a study sense of self.
Our students possess the tools it takes to make a difference in a world that needs them.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 604 students
  • Acceptance rate: 66%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Abington Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
604 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Abington Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
74 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
12 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance at AFS is aimed at helping to create and maintain a diverse and well-balanced student body. Applying for tuition assistance has no bearing on whether or not a student is admitted to AFS.AFS provides more than $3.5 million annually in tuition assistance grants and scholarships to families representing a wide range of incomes, with awards ranging from several hundred to several thousand dollars. Grants are based on a family’s demonstrated need and do not need to be repaid.We look at many factors in awarding tuition assistance. As a result, more than 45% of the student body is awarded some level of tuition assistance. AFS is committed to maintaining the same level of support annually, provided you maintain your enrollment status and meet eligibility criteria. Each family must complete all application procedures annually by the renewal deadlines and continue to demonstrate comparable financial eligibility.In addition to tuition assistance, we are proud to be able to offer academically talented and motivated applicants an opportunity to attend AFS through the Honors Scholarship Program, a competitive merit scholarship program for students entering grades 5 through 11. This program has a separate selection process, and acceptance of an Honors Scholarship does not eliminate a family from consideration for tuition assistance.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Devin Schlickmann
Admissions Associate
Lindsay Newlon



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Baking Club, Black Student Union, Chess Club, Community Service Club, Environmental Club, Fashion Club, Feminist Club, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Jewish Student Alliance, Literary Magazine, Marvel Club, Model UN, Odyssey of the Mind, Poetry Club, Political Club, Respect Life Club, Robotics Team, Spanish Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band and Choir, Theater Club

School Notes

  • As a Quaker community, we believe in the remarkable potential of each student and in the deep human capacity for goodness and growth. Education is a process for activating that goodness and nurturing that growth and we approach it with bold convictions. What`s more, our education can be a source for social progress and, likewise, AFS can be a model of diversity and equity for the kind of world we aspire to live in. Energized by these possibilities, we think big, as learners hungry for insight and as educators searching for more imaginative and meaningful ways to fulfill our vision.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Abington Friends School?
The acceptance rate of Abington Friends School is 66%, which is lower than the national average of 86%. Abington Friends School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Pennsylvania with low acceptance rates.
Does Abington Friends School offer a summer program?
Yes, Abington Friends School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Abington Friends School offer?
Abington Friends School offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Wrestling. Abington Friends School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
What is Abington Friends School's ranking?
Abington Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Abington Friends School?
The application deadline for Abington Friends School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 604 students
  • Acceptance rate: 66%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, PA is $19,469 for elementary schools and $27,264 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, PA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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