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Quaker school governance

Friends Select School is under the care of two Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends, Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Race Street) and the Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street). The school is managed by a Board of Trustees comprised of meeting members and at-large members appointed by the two meetings.

School Affiliations

Friends Select is accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) and is affiliated with the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS), the Friends Council on Education (FCE) and Center City Independent Schools (CCIS).

Friends Select was a founding member of the Parkway Council Foundation, a group consisting of the leaders of the institutions lining the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Board of Trustees

Jeffrey Abrams
Robin Joan Bernstein '67
Oskar Pierre Castro
Cathryn Coate
Merritt T. Cooke
Dr. Donald Generals
Robert F. Keppel
Ingrid Lakey '89
Matthew D. Lee
Heath Meyers
Ed Pappas
Abby Schrader
Ashley Searles
Mathieu Shapiro ’87
Stan Silverman
Samantha Simpson
Stephen Thompson
Natalie Valentine-Adams
Nancy van Arkel
Louise Verstegen
Elizabeth Widdicombe
Sandra M. Williams