Friends Select School

  • Friends Select School's mission is to provide a challenging, college-preparatory academic program to its diverse, coed student population, from pre-kindergarten to twelfth grade.
  • Members of the Friends Select community believe in the Quaker values of respect for all, simplicity, the peaceful resolution to conflict, and a constant search for truth.
  • The school works to achieve a balance between the needs of individuals and the community, in an atmosphere of cooperation and concern for the betterment of all.
  • It values the rich diversity of its urban setting and the opportunities and challenges it provides for the education of its students.
  • Under the caring oversight of dedicated faculty and staff, Friends Select students gain the knowledge, skills and character that will help them to live full lives.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students600 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Friends Select School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers76 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-12 | 947 students
    4.7 miles
    3000 W School House Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215) 844-3460
    4.7 PK-12
    947
  • Philadelphia
    The City School
    The City School Photo - We are The City School
    (Christian)
    Grades: PK-12 | 546 students
    1.3 miles
    910 N. 6th Street (Multiple Campus Locations)
    Philadelphia, PA 19123
    (215) 792-6224
    1.3 PK-12
    546
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: 1-12 | 295 students
    1.2 miles
    2101 S College Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19121
    (215) 787-2600
    1.2 1-12
    295
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-8 | 340 students
    5.3 miles
    5511 Greene St
    Philadelphia, PA 19144
    (215) 438-7000
    5.3 PK-8
    340
  • Philadelphia
    Grades: PK-3 | 34 students
    3.2 miles
    5447 Chester Ave
    Philadelphia, PA 19143
    (215) 727-7795
    3.2 PK-3
    34

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The average private school tuition in Philadelphia, PA is $7,644 for elementary schools and $12,354 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Philadelphia, PA is 66% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).