Plymouth Meeting Friends School

  • 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).

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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.: 23%
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
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,570
Tuition NotesKindergarten $19,000. Pre-k $14,000-$18,000. Financial Aid available at all grades.
% 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

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)
  • Peer mediation training and student service activities
  • Arts-integrated and co-curricular instruction for deeper understanding
  • Individualized attention
  • Celebration of diversity

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The average private school tuition in Pennsylvania is $7,939 for elementary schools and $16,403 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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