As a school community that embraces, teaches, and supports social justice, our hearts go out to the families of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, as well as to those communities and individuals like me who have been impacted by their deaths.
This year, Friends Select School inaugurated its school-wide service focus on the issue of homelessness.
Friends Select School recently completed its first Quaker self-study and Membership Renewal Process (MRP) to affirm its Quaker identity.
Friends Select School has transitioned to iSelectLearning, a dynamic distance learning format that was created and developed by the school’s dedicated faculty and staff.
We are continuously deepening and expanding our opportunities and the partnerships afforded to us by our location and proximity to world-class institutions, and are allowing the city to be our classroom.
In November, middle school students and their teachers dedicated a full day of cross-curricular learning to explore Philadelphia’s vast resources, from public artworks and outdoor spaces to museums and institutions.
Sam Olshin '78 is a principal at the firm of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, and is responsible for the restoration of the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia. His firm is also responsible for recent renovations to Friends Select School's lower level and the Blauvelt Theatre.
Andrea Kremer is one of the most accomplished and widely respected sports journalists in the industry. She was named one of the 10 greatest female sportscasters of all time and among the best of all sportscasters. She is also a two-time Emmy award winner.
After graduating from Goucher College with a BA in theatre and minoring in art, Evan McDougall , has been working in the Baltimore/ Washington D.C. theatre scene as a carpenter, welder, and machinist. He has led and helped crews realize designers’ visions for 5 or 6 shows each season at Imagination Stage and more currently as the Resident Carpenter at Everyman Theatre. He remains grateful to FSS for his early exposure to the arts that has led him down this path in life.