Greene Street Friends School

For 167 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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 310 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,500
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
310 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
52%
State avg.: 26%
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
92%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
No dress code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2023-2024: PK - $17725; K - $17,825; 1st - $17,925; 2nd - $18,025; 3rd - $18,125; 4th - $18,225; 5th - $18,325; 6th - $18,425; 7th - $18,525; 8th - -$18,625
% 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 167 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Greene Street Friends School cost?
Greene Street Friends School's tuition is approximately $17,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Greene Street Friends School?
The acceptance rate of Greene Street Friends School is 40%, which is lower than the national average of 86%. Greene Street Friends School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Pennsylvania with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Greene Street Friends School offer?
Greene Street Friends School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer and Softball.
What is Greene Street Friends School's ranking?
Greene Street Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Greene Street Friends School?
The application deadline for Greene Street Friends School is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Greene Street Friends School located?
Greene Street Friends School is located in the Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. There are 19 other private schools located in Northwest Philadelphia.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Our child has thrived at Greene Street Friends School in his first 3 years. With small class sizes (each with two teachers and fewer than twenty students), he has been fortunate to receive individual attention. His teachers have been very experienced, capable, and proactive to recruiting additional support when needed (reading specialist, occupational therapist). It's a kind and caring community, where the teachers and administrators show the students respect and take them seriously. I appreciate the school's focus on social and emotional learning, Quaker values, and racial and social justice, and I believe these emphases support gentler social dynamics among the students. As a parent of a black and biracial child, it's important to me that I can trust that the teachers, staff, and administration are all genuinely anti-racist and I can see that they deliberately work to create a school committed to equity and justice.
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5  
We've been at GSFS for several years, our child is thriving both academically and socially/emotionally. We're thrilled with the community, safety, care of the students, and overall "feeling" of the school. So glad to be here.
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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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 310 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,500
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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