Plymouth Meeting Friends School

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  • Plymouth Meeting Friends School, founded in 1780, is located Northwest of Philadelphia.
  • Serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade, our educational philosophy is based on the Quaker belief that there is that of God in everyone.
  • Plymouth Meeting Friends School provides an education 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.
  • Supported by adults who model respect and understanding, students reach toward individual strengths as responsible members of a community of learners.

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 Students125 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradePlymouth Meeting Friends School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
43%
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$21,790
% on Financial Aid
56%
Average Financial Aid Grant$7,900
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLael Rasch

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

Extracurriculars

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

  • In 1780 members of Plymouth Monthly Meeting established Plymouth Meeting Friends School to provide a co-educational, elementary education based on the Quaker belief that there is that of God in each person. Children from diverse economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds are welcomed into the student body. 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. Development of "the Light" within each person is encouraged in every aspect of the school day. 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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