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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 600 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students
600 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Friends Select School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
76 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • 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.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 600 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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