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).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 99 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,750
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
99 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
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 $19,950. Pre-k $15,000-$19,000. 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
2 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

In an intentionall small and diverse community, PMFS provides:
  • Spanish, taught in all grades
  • A 4th grade circus
  • A 5th Grade Mexican exchange program with a bilingual school in Cuernavaca, Mexico (50+ years strong)
  • Service and stewardship activities
  • Individualized attention
  • Arts-integrated and co-curricular instruction
  • Affirmation of identity and belonging
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Plymouth Meeting Friends School cost?
Plymouth Meeting Friends School's tuition is approximately $24,750 for private students and $400 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Plymouth Meeting Friends School?
The acceptance rate of Plymouth Meeting Friends School is 85%, which is lower than the national average of 86%.
What sports does Plymouth Meeting Friends School offer?
Plymouth Meeting Friends School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Soccer.
What is Plymouth Meeting Friends School's ranking?
Plymouth Meeting Friends School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Plymouth Meeting Friends School?
The application deadline for Plymouth Meeting Friends School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
We LOVE PMFS! Prior to our family starting at PMFS, we were a little nervous, and weren't sure if we would fit in or feel welcomed - we were so wrong. Our family fell in love with the school the moment we stepped onto the campus. The history there is both celebrated and alive, and we could actually feel that (and still do) in the most positive way. We were immediately welcomed as family by the kind staff, and that relationship continues to grow and strengthen to this day. Our daughter started in pre-K and is now in 3rd grade. She has learned and grown so much during her time with her PMFS family. Most importantly - she is genuinely happy there. She loves it! Through the efforts and care of this community, our daughter continues to grow and strengthen her foundation to create her own success far beyond PMFS. The education, experience, and friends made here will be carried and cherished for a lifetime by her as well as us. When the time comes for her to move on, we will miss this place as much as she will.
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5  
My daughter started K at PMFS mid-year 2021/22. We were originally interested in PMFS' excellent COVID response, but as soon as my daughter started attending we knew that there was something really special about PMFS. She loves the school and is enthusiastic to go every morning. It was such a great experience we immediately enrolled my son in preschool. I cannot recommend this school enough: great teachers, great children and families, and a great environment. We have recommended this school to several other families who have enrolled and are also very happy! Make sure to ask about financial assistance - they are pretty generous.
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5  
My daughter has attended PMFS since 1st grade, and my wife and I couldn't be happier. Set on a bucolic campus just outside of Philly (where we live), PMFS does a great job of balancing the modern aspects of social/ emotional learning with the more traditional skills of reading, writing, and math. The faculty and staff are talented, experienced, and approachable too. We love PMFS!
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5  
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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 99 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $24,750
  • Acceptance rate: 85%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Montgomery County, PA is $19,469 for elementary schools and $27,264 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Montgomery County, PA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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