Plymouth Meeting Friends School

  • Plymouth Meeting Friends School, founded in 1780, is located Northwest of Philadelphia.
  • Half of our students live in Northwest Philadelphia and half in Montgomery County Serving students from Age 3 through Sixth Grade, our educational philosophy is based on the Quaker belief that there is that of God in everyone.
  • Through its nurturing environment, the school offers an intellectually challenging and creative academic program to a diverse student body.
  • In the 50th year of the school's Mexican Exchange Program, PMFS creates global citizens and critical thinkers.
  • Supported by adults who model respect and understanding, students reach toward individual strengths as responsible members of a community of learners.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Friends Council on Education (FCE)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationFriends
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded1780

Student Body

Total Students96 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Plymouth Meeting Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,570
Tuition NotesEarly Childhood tuition beginning at $14000. Financial Aid available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,900
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJoyce Colzani


Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Ultimate FrisbeeBasketballSoccer,
Ultimate Frisbee


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Art Classes, Music Lessons, Pottery

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Mixed Sports, Yoga

School Notes

  • Children from diverse economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds are welcomed into the student body at Plymouth Meeting Friends School. In the spirit of Friends, PMFS cultivates an environment that celebrates the world and its people with the hope that children will discover their own gifts, recognize their differences and similarities, value stewardship and service, and remain ever-curious lifelong learners. Plymouth Meeting Friends School promotes excellence in academics, arts, and athletics, through an integrated, developmentally sequenced curriculum that includes service learning activities, field trips, and travel extending beyond the immediate community. Spiritual development grows from the nurturing of the whole child. Testimonies, such as Peace, Simplicity, Integrity, Equality, and Community, are the outward manifestation of Friends` beliefs and are interwoven into the educational process for children, parents, and faculty. Emphasis is placed on peaceful, non-violent response to conflict and decision making as well as the development of responsibility to a global community. While continually examining the balance of academic challenge and age appropriate expectations, PMFS celebrates the exuberance and joy of children who are active members of a community of learners.

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