On January 29, Friends Select School is hosting a free virtual information session for anyone interested in teaching at our school and learning more about teaching in independent schools.
Check out the new online Friends Select School Store! We have stocked our virtual shelves with lots of new Friends Select gear, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, hats, accessories, and much more, available in a range of styles and well-known brands.
When Friends Select students began the 2021–22 school year, they were welcomed with new learning spaces in the Parkway Building, thanks to the Advance Friends Select: Transformation Campaign.
Head of school Michael Gary pledged to make Friends Select an antiracist institution, and has since moved faculty and staff to join him in working toward the eradication of structures, systems, and policies—both within and outside the school community—that contribute to racism, biases, and white supremacy.
“We believe in the Quaker values of respect for all, simplicity, the peaceful resolution of conflict, and a constant search for truth.” When I read this segment of our mission statement, I reflect on how we are living it during this transformational time at Friends Select School.
Friends Select School is the recipient of a grant from the Gilroy and Lillian P. Roberts Charitable Foundation to support the creation of the Parkway Building’s new lower school art studio that will inspire students in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade to further develop knowledge and appreciation for the arts and their creativity.
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.
AuxeticBreath, by Hyejun Youn ’14, was exhibited this past February at the 15th annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI), a convention addressing issues of human-computer interaction, novel tools and technologies, interactive art, and user experience.
Maia Weintraub’s busy summer started with her graduation from Friends Select School. A lifer who attended Friends Select for 14 years, Maia began attending Princeton University this fall. But first she traveled to the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, as a member of the U.S. delegation for fencing.
Abbe Stern ’08 has been doing incredible work providing meals to Afghan refugees at the Philadelphia International Airport. Abbe works for Too Good To Go, which helps to make use of restaurants' surplus food. Thank you Abbe and everyone working tirelessly to welcome and care for our neighbors.