Upper School Bulletin

Upper School Bulletin 6/3

Director's Notes


Class of 2019 Senior Events

Click here for more information regarding senior events leading up to graduation on Saturday, June 8th at 10:30 a.m.

Grilling with the Garys
Seniors are invited to enjoy great food and company at the home of Michael and Trina Gary to celebrate their accomplishments and reflect on their time at Friends Select.
Here is a link to the invitation that was emailed to students
To RSVP click here

Dogs Come to Friends Select
Four different therapy dogs will visit Friends Select on May 28-31 from 12:30 p.m.. - 2 p.m. Students will have an opportunity to spend time with the dogs, if they choose to. For more information, click here.

Exam Review Days
May 29 - May 31

Library Books and Equipment
Due by Friday, May 31
All library books and equipment are due back by May 31. 
Parents and/or guardians will be billed for any library items that are not returned by June 7. Please email Maureen (maureenh@friends-select.org) with any questions. 

Senior Report Cards
Grades will be mailed home Friday, May 31st

9th -11th Grade Exams
June 3 - June 6
For general exam information click here
More details for 9th-graders can be found here

Last Day of School
Thursday, June 6th

Senior Baccalaureate 
Friday, June 7th, FSS Dining Hall at 5:15 p.m., Ceremony, Race Street Meeting House at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP as soon as possible.

Senior Graduation
Saturday, June 8th, Race Street Meeting House at 10:30 a.m.


Looking Ahead:

Grades 9 - 11 Report Cards
Grades will be mailed home the week of June 17th

Summer Reading
This year for summer reading, students will choose two books from three categories:  1) A list of books nominated for the Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award; 2) A list of books the faculty have deemed "Books You Must Read in Your Lifetime"; and 3) A book of the student's choosing based on an author or topic they want to explore. Students may choose two books from one category if they like, as long as they read two books. The lists will be shared in a separate correspondence.

Labor Day: 
School Closed, Monday, September 2nd

Upper School Registration/Orientation
Tuesday, September 3rd (more information to follow over the summer)

Important Attendance Reminders - Daily Attendance Communication
Please use the email attendance address, fssusattendance@friends-select.org, (or you may call the upper school office at 215-561-5900, ext. 3118) for all attendance (lateness, absence, and early dismissal) information.

Upcoming Upper School Events

Upper School Athletics


If you have questions about: Person:Contact Information

General questions about the Upper School and attendance

Deneen Young
Assistant to the Upper School Director

215-561-5900 ext 3118
fssusattendance@friends-select.org (attendance)

Overall education and school programs

Chris Singler
Upper School Director

Abbi Smith
Upper School Associate Director & Academic Dean


215-561-5900 ext 3119

215-561-5900 ext 3120

Student activities and clubs, disciplinary matters, attendance questions, international

student questions, community service program and volunteer opportunities

Jim Miller

Upper School Dean of Students

215-561-5900 ext 3117

Scheduling concerns, academic policies

Chris Singler

Upper School Director

Abbi Smith
Upper School Associate Director & Academic Dean

215-561-5900 ext 3119

215-561-5900 ext 3120

Academic advising and support, guidance, peer tutoring

Abbi Smith

Upper School Associate Director & Academic Dean

215-561-5900 ext 3120

Questions about departmental policies and

course offerings

Fred Kogan
Arts Department Chair

Wendy Buckingham
English Department Chairs

Brian Kors
History Department Chair

Erin Pratt
Mathematics Department Chair

Heather Fortune
Performing Arts Department Chair

Rae Asbridge
Physical Education Department Chair

Natalie Mayer
Science Department Chair

Anne Wentling
World Languages Department Chair