Friends Select School is delighted to welcome Rohan M. Arjun as the director of enrollment management and financial aid. Rohan is deeply familiar with the merits of independent school education, especially Quaker schools. He joins Friends Select from George School, where he served as co-director of admission for the last four years. He is also a George School alumnus.
Friends Select’s focus on Financial Sustainability and Endowment Growth means establishing systems and policies that ensure ongoing assessment of present revenues, expenses, efficiencies, and investments. Currently, there are three primary areas of focus: revenue generation, programmatic and facility enhancements, and diversifying adult and student populations.
Friends Select continues to implement a strategic plan that:
•Expands initiatives to grow the endowment and other sources of revenue.
•Establishes competitive faculty and non-faculty compensation.
•Addresses short- and long-term needs to improve facilities.
•Enables the school to attract, enroll, and employ a diverse student body, faculty, and professional staff.
•Systematically examines and addresses standards of affordability for tuition and financial aid.
•Leverages reciprocal partnerships to support financial goals.
In 1999, Susan Kardevan Chapman ’71 was inspired by the work of her mother, Mary Krewson Kardevan ’32, to establish the Mary Krewson Kardevan ’32 and Susan Kardevan Chapman ’71 Scholarship Fund, which honors Mary’s contributions in teaching and mathematics. The fund provides need-based tuition assistance for a female upper school student interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).
The COVID-19 pandemic forced Friends Select to make alternate plans for the annual Family Association auction, originally scheduled to take place at the Logan Hotel on March 13.
Through its financial aid program, Friends Select School has a long history of providing tuition assistance to those without the financial means to pay full tuition.