School News

White Fragility in America Tour with Robin DiAngelo and Jack Hill
Friends Select School

Renowned author Robin DiAngelo will visit Friends Select School to discuss her New York Times-bestselling book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for People to Talk about Racism. DiAngelo will be joined by Jack Hill, a diversity consultant, educator, and author, for an in-depth discussion about white fragility and racial inequality.

Party of the Year: Don't Miss the Annual Auction!
Friends Select School

We hope everyone will join us for a night of celebration in support of Friends Select School. This year's annual auction will be held at the Logan Hotel on Friday, March 15, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. With silent and live auctions, open bar, food stations, games, and more, it’s a party you won't want to miss!

Summer in the City: A SummerSessions Q&A with Director Desiree Harmon
Friends Select School

Friends Select’s SummerSessions program has flourished in the last 12 years to offer a wide range of courses that utilize the school’s location in Center City to offer in-depth, exploratory learning. Desiree Harmon, Friends Select’s middle school dean and director of SummerSessions, recently discussed how the program continues to evolve, and what parents and students can expect this year. SummerSessions classes run from June 17 through August 2, and registration is now available.

State of the School
Michael Gary, Head of School

It has become a recent tradition at Friends Select for me to share with the community the state of the school. I am thrilled to share that the state of our school is strong.

Students’ Voices Help Shape Curricular and Programmatic Choices
Chris Singler, Upper School Director

Friends Select is delightfully different from other area schools in our authentic and deep belief that students are active participants in their own learning. This participatory stance takes many shapes: student government, student-run clubs, energetic participation in classes, and an overall welcoming stance to have students make sense of and shape their experience in high school. 

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