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!
Friends Select recently unveiled our Parkway Building's dynamic new learning spaces in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and celebration, as part of the Advance Friends Select: Transformation Campaign. Watch a video and see photos of the celebration and relive the excitement.
Please join Friends Select in welcoming the newest employees to our community for the 2021-22 school year.
Satoia Wright’s dream is to offer quality education to Black and brown students from underserved communities. This summer, she’s getting there.
When I came to Friends Select School five years ago, I knew an exciting challenge lay ahead of me.
Maia Weintraub’s busy summer started with her graduation from Friends Select School. A lifer who attended Friends Select for 14 years, Maia will attend Princeton University this fall. But first she will travel 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.
Darien Headen ’11 M.S.Ed. is lending his expertise as an educator to Quaker school leadership as the recently-appointed associate head of Greene Street Friends School.
Steve Lawrence ’81, Friends Select's national alumni board president, writes: "From day one, I was comfortable at Friends Select. I got along with my classmates and teachers. More importantly, the environment allowed me to adapt and evolve in a setting conducive to learning. But it was not my social life—far from it."
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.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, John Chin ’83 P’15, ’18 of Philadelphia’s Chinatown, Mike Fitts ’71 of Tulane University, and Wendell Pritchett ’84 of University of Pennsylvania all had a profound impact on their respective communities.