Friends Select School in Center City Philadelphia is hosting an annual informational session on January 26, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. for anyone interested in learning about teaching at an independent school.
Watch NBC10's recent interview with Allison Frick, Friends Select School's lower school STEAM librarian.
Our Town, Our Community chronicles the making of Our Town, which was performed in the newly renovated Blauvelt Theatre in November 2018. Though it was an upper school production, Our Town featured participation from across the Friends Select community; upper, middle, and lower school students participated and performed, along with members of the faculty and staff. In addition, alumnus Noah Herman '02 returned to Friends Select to direct the play, and was assisted by alumna Mya Flood ‘14. The making-of documentary was created by Friends Select upper school filmmaking students.
Recently, lower and upper school Mandarin students from Friends Select School performed in the capstone event for the STARTALK Chinese Teacher Advancement Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
When I opened my office door on August 1 the room was completely empty. Completely. I knew it wouldn’t take long for that to change because all of my stuff was on its way from the suburbs, but I took a moment to look around and imagined how I would set things up and just what I could do with this wonderful piece of real estate in our cozy building.
Being “in the city and of the city” is deeply connected to our Quaker values. It’s who we are; it’s what we know how to do best. Advance Friends Select, our strategic plan, provides a path for us to follow in order to develop external partnerships to meet teaching and learning goals. Our Center City location provides unending opportunities to leverage these partnerships in order to create authentic learning experiences for our students.
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.
John Chin ’83 is the executive director of Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC), a non-profit committed to the preservation and growth of Chinatown. Chinatown has always been a special place for Chin. He recalls that at his interview for the position in 2000, he said, “I want Philadelphia to know that Chinatown is a gem.”