Select News

Join us for Transformation Tours

On Saturday, October 9, from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., take a small group tour of our Parkway Building’s transformed space during a special open house for Friends Select's extended community. Join us under a tent on the plaza at 17th Street and the Ben Franklin Parkway for live jazz and light refreshments, as our Parkway Building celebration continues!

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Alumni Stories

Abbe Stern ’08 providing meals to Afghan refugees at the Philadelphia International Airport

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.

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Black Alumni Reflecting on Their Experiences at Friends Select

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement, Friends Select School has recommitted itself to seeking racial justice, teaching tolerance, and building an anti-racist community. Working with national alumni board president Steve Lawrence ’81 and director of equity and inclusion Toni Graves Williamson, Friends Select has been making concerted efforts to engage with and listen to Black alumni. Recently, Nyeema Caldwell ’20 and Cindy Harper Covington ’84 reflected on their experiences as Black students at Friends Select. 

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