We are an independent Quaker school, guiding children in their most formative years of Pre-K (age 3-5) through 6th grade to become lifelong learners.
In an environment of social-emotional security, students develop their curiosity into academic risks and growth.
We preserve childhood while preparing students to leave PMFS as creators, thinkers, collaborators, global citizens, and problem-solvers.
Located just northwest of Philadelphia 1/2 of our students come from Northwest Phila; 1/2 from Montgomery County (School district busing is available for areas within 10 miles of PMFS).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 99 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,570
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Plymouth Meeting Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
99 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Plymouth Meeting Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
53%
Average Class Size
13 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Kindergarten $19,000. Pre-k $14,000-$18,000. Financial Aid available at all grades.
% on Financial Aid
60%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,900
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Joyce Colzani

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Architecture Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Music Lessons, Pottery

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mixed Sports, Yoga

School Notes

Hallmarks of our program include:
  • Spanish taught in all grades
  • A 5th Grade student exchange with Colegio Williams, a bilingual school in Cuernavaca, Mexico (in its 50th year in 2020)
  • Service and stewardship activities
  • Arts-integrated and co-curricular instruction for deeper understanding
  • Individualized attention
  • Celebration and cultivation of diversity
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

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I am so grateful to be a part of the Plymouth Meeting Friends School community. The faculty and staff truly go above and beyond to meet our children where they are & provide incredible academic, emotional, and social support. The school's deeply-rooted Quaker values and commitment to equity are beautifully woven throughout the PMFS experience, and I love that my son gets to witness and practice these values daily. I considered many independent schools for my child before selecting PMFS, and I have no doubt that PMFS was the right choice for us.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 99 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,570
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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