School Life Videos

Our Town, Our Community chronicles the making of Our Town. 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.


Pre-kindergarten is the beginning. It’s a rare opportunity to start off just right. So we don’t just nurture our four- and five-year-old students. We respect them. We listen to their opinions and consider their perspectives. We strive not simply to shape young minds, but to inspire them. We aim to spark fascination that lasts into Lower School and long beyond.

Lower School

In this NBC10' interview, Allison Frick, our lower school STEAM librarian, discusses how Friends Select immerses students in the world of coding at an early age, introducing basic coding concepts and utilizing a new laser cutter to prepare materials for lessons.

Middle School

In every subject, middle school students learn to independently explore. So when they do, inevitably, move onward, they’ll be prepared to eagerly tackle whatever lies ahead.

Upper School

Each year, ninth graders select an Asian, Middle Eastern, Medieval or Renaissance artwork or artifact to study at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Over the course of the school year, museum curators guide our students as they research the history, cultural milieu and technique that inform the art or artifact they have chosen.