The mission of the Friends Select SummerSessions program is to provide a unique summer program that is inspired by our Center City location. With knowledgeable faculty and outside experts as instructors, SummerSessions seeks to provide an experience that will engage, challenge, and enrich students within and outside of the Friends Select community.
The Friends Select Wellness Program was launched in 2015 thanks to an anonymous donor. This program provides information, strategies, and support, all focusing on wellness, to students, faculty, and the wider parent community. Each year, this program will bring to the school a major speaker or program on related topics. Dr. Ken Ginsburg is Friends Select's first-annual Wellness Program speaker.
Interested in a meaningful career in teaching?
Would you like to know what it's like to teach in an independent school with a Quaker tradition?
Friends Select School in Center City Philadelphia is hosting a free informational session for anyone who is interested in teaching at our school and learning more about teaching in independent schools. During your visit, you will discover what it’s like to teach in an independent school environment like Friends Select, tour the school, and have the opportunity to meet educators within the Friends Select community.
Every year, we take a break from regular classes to immerse ourselves in the study of a region or country. We bring in experts to teach us Farsi or Brazilian percussion. We discuss history, literature, politics, and what’s on television. We cook together and share perspectives. And in the end, we all see the world from a different point of view. In 2017-18 we will explore Mexico.
Sitting in the living room of a Park Avenue apartment owned by a Friends Select School alumnus, waiting for a video crew to set up, I was privileged to listen in on the warm, nostalgic conversation he was having with a fellow alumnus about teachers they remembered most fondly.