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Working at Friends Select School

Friends Select School is the only pre-K-to-12 Quaker school in Center City Philadelphia. Located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Friends Select utilizes the city as a dynamic living classroom—creating integrated, city-based curricular opportunities for students at every grade level. Such learning opportunities, combined with a foundation of Quaker values, are practiced in an atmosphere of integrity and warmth. The result is a world-class education in a world-class city, with deep roots in student advocacy and active citizenship. Friends Select’s faculty and staff are dedicated, resourceful, and talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds who share a passion for education and a commitment to supporting our students and our community.

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Benefits at FSS

Friends Select offers full-time employees a robust package of benefits to promote financial security and a healthy work/life balance:

✓ Competitive salaries

✓ Medical and dental insurance

✓ Generous matching retirement savings opportunities

✓ Paid vacation, school holidays, and time off

✓ Dining hall lunch stipend

✓ Paid parental leave

✓ Need-based tuition remission for children of employees attending Friends Select

✓ Student loan services

✓ Prepaid legal services

✓ Identity theft monitoring

✓ A range of professional development and continuing education opportunities

✓ Discounts on transportation and local parking

✓ Access to neighboring gym

✓ And more!

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Friends Select School’s Statement of Inclusivity and Non-Discrimination

Friends Select School is committed to the diversity, inclusion, and fair treatment of its students and employees. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any legally protected class status. As a Quaker school, Friends Select is an inclusive learning environment and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of these characteristics in the administration of its employment policies and hiring practices, educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. All faiths and beliefs are welcome and respected at Friends Select. Everyone at Friends Select is expected to participate in our community in a way that respects and honors our diversity, culture, and core values.

"Friend Select encourages the whole of life. It is an environment that nurtures my professional growth; I have always been encouraged to try new roles. For me, that has meant teaching new grades and new courses. I have loved having these opportunities. I've been able to align my intellectual interests with my professional goals. Friends Select is also a place that welcomes my family; my children are students here, and they are nurtured by our amazing faculty and staff. I am grateful to be connected to the Friends Select community on so many levels."

Matthew Rosen,
upper school English teacher