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Michael Gary Speaks

“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.

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A New Lower School Arts Studio, Thanks to the Gilroy and Lillian P. Roberts Charitable Foundation

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.

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Sights on Site: It’s Monumental

Sights on Site, Friends Select’s annual exhibition showcasing site-based student artwork from all divisions, turned its attention to Philadelphia businesses and organizations last spring. The program’s 2021 theme, It’s Monumental, focused on the role of art in public spaces, as students from second to twelfth grade explored the topic of public monuments and created pieces in different mediums, from drawing and sculpture to digital virtual reality.

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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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