“Our location at the intersection of commerce and culture in Center City means we bump into each other, we leverage chance opportunities to bring down the walls, and we work across boundaries to learn and solve with greater depth.” This truth, which is articulated in our strategic plan, Advance Friends Select, is one of the defining characteristics of a Friends Select education.
Please join Friends Select in welcoming the following new faculty, administrators, and staff to our community.
Read the latest edition of the Newsletter, Friends Select's quarterly online publication.
What a wonderful school year this has been. The theme, “In the City and of the City,” was a way to lift up and celebrate the decision Friends Select leadership made 50 years ago to recommit to Philadelphia by staying in Center City during a very challenging time for most cities across the country.
A look at each team's performance throughout the season, including student-athlete award highlights.
There are several parklets in Philadelphia, but many communities simply can't afford them because of their substantial design and building costs. That's why my co-teacher Heidi Hutchison and I charged our students with providing high quality, volunteer parklet design services to two of those communities: Parkside and Mt. Airy.
Sam Olshin is a principal at the firm of Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, and is responsible for the restoration of the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia. 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.