Friends Select parents and caregivers are invited to join us on Wednesday, December 6, from 8:30-9:30 a.m., in our Gray Library for a Companion Conversation to the recent lecture: “How to Raise a Self-Driven Child.”
This December, join us for our upcoming Kwanzaa Celebration, LGBTQ+ Friends and Family GayBINGO Night, and Eagles and Latkes Hanukkah Pre-game Party.
Read about Friends Select students who had the privilege to serve on Mayor Kenney’s African American Historic Statue Advisory Committee convened by the Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy. Vivien Johnson ’24 and Kate Gunther ’25 participated in the deliberative process to choose an artist who would make a permanent statue of Harriet Tubman to be placed outside of City Hall.
Read Global Philadelphia's interview with Michael Gary, Friends Select's head of school and the 2023 Educational Leadership Globy Awardee.
The Big Sibs/Little Sibs program was piloted in a virtual format for less than 10 pairs of students at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. It now enrolls over 35 pairs of Black students, as well as other students of color in the school’s Latine and Asian communities.
On September 14, Dani Fitzgerald '11 delivered the 9th grade convocation address to Friends Select's class of 2027.
Through the Quaker values she has carried with her from her years at Friends Select, Anna Holemans ’18 is making a difference in her community.
With a five-decade, award-winning career in Hollywood as a writer, producer, and executive, Erni Di Massa ’65 still looks back on his Friends Select experience with fondness.
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.