Friends Seminary

  • Friends Seminary educates students from kindergarten through twelfth grade, under the care of the New York Quarterly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
  • Through instruction and example, students follow their curiosity and exercise their imaginations as they develop as scholars, artists and athletes.
  • In a community that cultivates the intellect through keen observation, critical thinking and coherent expression, we strive to respond to one another, valuing the single voice as well as the effort to reach consensus.
  • The disciplines of silence, study and service provide the matrix for growth: silence opens us to change; study helps us to know the world; service challenges us to put our values into practice.
  • At Friends Seminary, education occurs within the context of the Quaker belief in the Inner Light – that of God in every person.
  • Guided by the ideals of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, and by our commitment to diversity, we do more than prepare students for the world that is we help them bring about the world that ought to be.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students728 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
30%
State avg.: 29%
Students by GradeFriends Seminary Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers92 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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