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.

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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 Students756 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade Friends Seminary Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers103 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • New York
    Grades: K-12 | 1329 students
    3.6 miles
    108 E 89th St
    New York, NY 10128
    (212)423-5450
    3.6 K-12
    1329
  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 1240 students
    4 miles
    5 W 93rd St
    New York, NY 10025
    (212)749-6200
    4 PK-12
    1240
  • New York
    Grades: NS-12 | 728 students
    3.6 miles
    433 W End Ave
    New York, NY 10024
    (212)497-6500
    3.6 NS-12
    728
  • New York
    Grades: PK-12 | 650 students
    0.9 miles
    272 Sixth Avenue
    New York, NY 10014
    (212)477-5316
    0.9 PK-12
    650
  • New York
    Trinity School
    (Episcopal)
    Grades: NS-12 | 997 students
    4 miles
    139 W 91st St
    New York, NY 10024
    (212)932-6856
    4 NS-12
    997

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