Media-Providence Friends School

Media-Providence Friends School is a Quaker day school for students in grades age 2 through grade 8, located in downtown Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.
We awaken the passion and potential of all individuals within a welcoming, diverse community led by Quaker values.
Since 1876, MPFS has been recognized for challenging academics as well as a whole-child approach to intellectual and moral development.
Students are encouraged to respect the talents and perspectives of others in a cooperative search for knowledge.
Friends embrace the values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Service & Stewardship.
These values, often referred to as the SPICES, infuse curriculum in every grade and subject.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 131 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Media-Providence Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
131 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Media-Providence Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Preschool (Ages 2-4), 3 Half-Days $8,700 Preschool (Ages 2-4), 3 Full-Days $11,300 Preschool (Ages 2-4), 5 Half-Days $14,400 Preschool (Ages 2-4), 5 Full-Days $18,800 Kindergarten-Grade 1 $20,800 Grades 2-4 $23,400 Grades 5-8 $24,900 Afterschool Program, Per Year Cost $5,100 Afterschool Program, Per Day Cost $40
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Angela DiMaria


Total Sports Offered
6 sports

School Notes

Media-Providence Friends School is committed to creating a community of life-long learners, who grow in nurturing classrooms which offer academic challenge and provide opportunities for character development.

In a setting that both challenges and supports, we cultivate students` intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, creative and physical aspects. A strong foundation in reading, writing, and math enables them to progress through the rest of the rich curriculum (science, the arts, Spanish and social studies). Whenever possible, subjects are integrated so that children understand that knowledge is connected and applicable across disciplines. And, because children learn at different rates and in diverse ways, we support them in their learning at individual levels, within the context of our program, from mastery of basic skills to higher order thinking.

We emphasize the Quaker belief that there is an Inner Light in every individual and are deeply concerned with nurturing the light and potential that is rooted within each child. Students are expected to develop a sense of responsibility and respect for all communities, and embrace diversity in all its forms.

This philosophy is manifested in many ways:
  • Teachers encourage hands-on learning and modeling, teach through example, plan for collaborative work, seek to integrate knowledge by connecting topics and subjects, and offer openings for creativity and divergent thinking.
  • Independent thinking, resilience, and self-reliance are intentionally cultivated in a caring environment where students exercise choice, build confidence, discover themselves through self reflection, take risks in learning, sustain their curiosities and pursue interests.
  • Teaching in our school reflects a respect for a variety of learning styles, and the differentiation of lessons is a common practice.  
  • We strive to stimulate creative inquiry and critical judgment, while fostering balance between individual learning and achievement and the growth and respect that comes through interaction with others.
  • In addition to preparing students for future success, it is our hope that they will leave our school with a commitment to improving the lives of others and the world at large.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Media-Providence Friends School offer?
Media-Providence Friends School offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Cross Fit, Soccer, Softball and Tennis.
What is Media-Providence Friends School's ranking?
Media-Providence Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Media-Providence Friends School?
The application deadline for Media-Providence Friends School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

Endorse Media-Providence Friends School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Exploring Educational Savings Accounts: A Guide for Parents
Exploring Educational Savings Accounts: A Guide for Parents
This comprehensive article explores the different educational savings accounts available to parents for private K-12 education and tertiary education. It provides detailed explanations of each account, including the 529 College Savings Plan, Coverdell Education Savings Accounts, and Custodial Accounts. The article cites applicable legal authorities and emphasizes the importance of informed decision-making by consulting with legal and financial professionals.
Montessori Schools: An Overview
Montessori Schools: An Overview
Are you curious about an educational approach that nurtures independent, creative, and lifelong learners? Look no further! We invite you to dive into the fascinating world of Montessori education and unlock its incredible potential for your children.
Securing Your School
Securing Your School
With the rise of school shootings and other violent incidents, it is essential to have a comprehensive plan in place to protect everyone on your school campus.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 131 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Delaware County, PA is $23,208 for elementary schools and $31,614 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Delaware County, PA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links