Greene Street Friends School

For 164 years Greene Street Friends School has educated children according to the Quaker principles of honesty, respect for the individual, peace and simplicity.
While embracing these core values, the School has dared to be at the forefront of innovative educational practices.
That tradition of innovation continues today with an emphasis on hands-on learning, non-violent methods of conflict resolution, cultural understanding, community service, environmental education and the thoughtful incorporation of technology into the curriculum.
Strong fundamentals and ethical strength prepare our students for a rapidly changing world and enable them to progress with an enthusiasm for learning and for life.
Greene Street Friends School is an urban coeducational School under the care of Green Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
We strive to provide high academic standards in a school community where all relationships are influenced and guided by the beliefs of the Society of Friends.
It is our hope that through their own experiences the children will discover and affirm themselves and others as they come to know and value differences in ability, language, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, family structure, or family income.
This deep respect for each individual springs from Friends' belief in "that of God" in everyone.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 340 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,800
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1855

Student Body

Total Students
340 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Greene Street Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2019-2020: PK - $15,400; K - $15,500; 1st - $15,600; 2nd - $15,700; 3rd - $15,800; 4th - $15,900; 5th - $16,100; 6th - $16,200; 7th - $16,300; 8th - -$16,400
% on Financial Aid
44%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$6,600
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Leanne Clancy
Admissions Associate
Daisy Daniels
Endowment Size
$2 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Feminist Club, GSAFE, TORCH, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Drama, Instrumental Music Ensemble, Musical Theater, Quaker Notes

School Notes

  • For 164 years Greene Street Friends School has educated children according to the Quaker principles of honesty, respect for the individual, peace and simplicity. While embracing these core values, the School has dared to be at the forefront of innovative educational practices. That tradition of innovation continues today with an emphasis on hands-on learning, non-violent methods of conflict resolution, cultural understanding, community service, environmental education and the thoughtful incorporation of technology into the curriculum. Strong fundamentals and ethical strength prepare our students for a rapidly changing world and enable them to progress with an enthusiasm for learning and for life. Greene Street Friends School is an urban coeducational School under the care of Green Street Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. We strive to provide high academic standards in a school community where all relationships are influenced and guided by the beliefs of the Society of Friends. It is our hope that through their own experiences the children will discover and affirm themselves and others as they come to know and value differences in ability, language, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, family structure, or family income. This deep respect for each individual springs from Friends' belief in "that of God" in everyone.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
I attended Greene Street Friends and enjoyed the experience and educational opportunities,too. Students and teachers were my best friends.! I am currently a successful, confident professional, thanks to GSF.
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5  
A Quaker school that teaches compassion, tolerance, and compassion along with strong academics and inventive arts programs. All the strengths and weaknesses of a small school.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 340 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,800
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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