School News

Angst Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Friends Select School

Friends Select is hosting a free screening and panel discussion for Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety, an IndieFlix documentary that explores the multilayered effects of anxiety on our society.

Our Commitment to Staying in the City
Michael Gary, Head of School

The year 2019 is significant for Friends Select School as it will mark our building’s 50th anniversary. It’s an important occasion for us to reflect upon the conversations, deliberations, consultation, and decision of our Friends Select leaders in the 1960s to solidify our current location at 17th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Their careful planning enabled us to remain in the city and of the city.

Running a Program in the City
Bill Klose, Athletic Director

At Friends Select, we are able to enjoy the many benefits of running an athletic program in the middle of Center City. 

Change and Mission: Friends Select in 2018-19
Chris Singler, Upper School Director

The school is ever closer to its ideal of delivering on its mission. To be in the city and of the city, to be more equitable and inclusive, to prepare students for the whole of life. We are in a state of great change, and yet a state of great stability. Our foundation is as firm as ever, as we are building up and out and across and with each other.

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