Please join us in welcoming our new employees to the Friends Select community.
Throughout the 2022-23 school year, numerous distinguished guests visited Friends Select School to share their expertise and experiences with our community.
The next phase of the Advance Friends Select: Transformation Campaign is focusing on a redesign of the Parkway backlot, playground, and parking area. The entire plot has the potential to be transformed into a multi-functional, interactive, outdoor play space that will be accessible to all Friends Select students, from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.
Friends Select School hosted the first installment of its Transformation Talk series last September, titled “Building for the Future: How to Create Lasting Equitable and Accessible Learning Spaces.”
I am so proud of what we have accomplished together since we launched our strategic plan, Advance Friends Select.
Although Friends Select's Families of Black Students Collective (FBSC) is in its first official year, this Family Association affinity group is already having a tremendous impact on the school community.
In Philly Voice, read about a new Netflix series from Ken Goldin ’83 titled King of Collectibles: The Goldin Touch.
Civil rights activist, orator, writer, and Friends Select alumna Anna Elizabeth Dickinson is now recognized with a Pennsylvania state historical marker near the southeast corner of Broad and Arch Streets. The commemoration of her work and connection to Philadelphia are a result of the combined efforts of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), Friends Select, and Amy Cohen ’82.
Two Friends Select alumni, Jack Gontowski and Phil Sieg, shared their on-the-job experiences in engineering-focused co-ops.
In a Virtual Speaker Series event last February, Andrea Kremer ’76 and Michael Harris ’88 spoke to Friends Select students, employees, and families about COVID-19’s impact on the world of professional sports.
“I can remember studying college material as early as junior year, so a lot of the advanced curriculum I experienced at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was familiar to me from high school,” said Imon Rahaman ’16, on how his Friends Select education prepared him for the intensity of MIT’s bioengineering program.