The completion of the upper school STEAM Building signifies a historic chapter in the legacy of Friends Select School. With the addition of the sustainably renovated, historic brownstone adjacent to the Race Street Meetinghouse, the school has—for the first time—expanded its campus in Philadelphia.
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“Care before content” has driven our efforts to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our students, faculty, and staff through the Friends Select Wellness Program.
The transformation of Friends Select’s Parkway Building continued with improvements to the iconic rooftop athletic field.
Civil rights activist, orator, writer, and Friends Select alumna Anna Elizabeth Dickinson is now recognized with a Pennsylvania state historical marker near the southeast corner of Broad and Arch Streets. The commemoration of her work and connection to Philadelphia are a result of the combined efforts of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), Friends Select, and Amy Cohen ’82.
Two Friends Select alumni, Jack Gontowski and Phil Sieg, shared their on-the-job experiences in engineering-focused co-ops.
In a Virtual Speaker Series event last February, Andrea Kremer ’76 and Michael Harris ’88 spoke to Friends Select students, employees, and families about COVID-19’s impact on the world of professional sports.
“I can remember studying college material as early as junior year, so a lot of the advanced curriculum I experienced at Massachusetts Institute of Technology was familiar to me from high school,” said Imon Rahaman ’16, on how his Friends Select education prepared him for the intensity of MIT’s bioengineering program.
AuxeticBreath, by Hyejun Youn ’14, was exhibited this past February at the 15th annual Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI), a convention addressing issues of human-computer interaction, novel tools and technologies, interactive art, and user experience.