Applying to FSS

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Welcome friends!

We could not be happier that you are considering Friends Select School as your child’s educational home. Whether you are looking to join our lower, middle or upper school division, you will find that Friend Select is a warm and welcoming community with our Quaker roots serving as the foundation of everything that we do. Not only does our community reflect the rich diversity of Philadelphia and beyond, but the city is an extension of our classroom, allowing for learning in real time and with real world application. In this community, your child can be their true authentic selves everyday while being stretched academically, extracurricularly, physically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. Through this transformative Friends Select education and experience, your child will become the best version of themselves; they will be prepared to navigate the ever-evolving world around them with self-confidence and awareness, voice and agency, and ready to let their lives speak by using their passions to make a difference. 

We know that the application process can be stressful and the admission team is here to help make it as easy as possible. This should be an exciting time and journey as you search for a school and community to partner with in helping your child to thrive, so we want you to enjoy it! The partnership starts now. We invite you to begin our family-centered admission process by completing our inquiry form and then visiting campus for a tour, open house, or both, so you can explore our educational program and community.

Our admission team is eager to get to know your family and share all of the amazing things that make Friends Select a special place!

Make it a great day.

In friendship,

Rohan M. Arjun,
Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid


Friends Select School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. 

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Meet the Admission Office

Rohan Arjun

Director of Enrollment Management & Financial Aid

Marnie Christian

Director of Lower School Admission

Ellen Gershman

Admission Operations & Data Manager

Pam McCabe

Advancement Event Coordinator & Admission Associate

Caroline Slingluff

Associate Director of Middle and Upper School Admission

Deandra Witt

Admission Coordinator