An Outdoor Space for All Ages

The next phase of the Advance Friends Select: Transformation Campaign is focusing on a redesign of the Parkway backlot, playground, and parking area. The entire plot has the potential to be transformed into a multi-functional, interactive, outdoor play space that will be accessible to all Friends Select students, from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade.

Michael Gary Speaks

I am so proud of what we have accomplished together since we launched our strategic plan, Advance Friends Select.

Rising Enrollment at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Undergraduate enrollment in colleges and universities across the United States dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a total two-year decline of 4.2% after 2020, according to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. But for the 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the country, applications have increased nearly 30%, with many serving as a first choice for college-bound students. 

Above Board

I have been the head of Friends Select’s board of trustees for three years, during which time I have learned so much about our school, independent schools in general, and boards. What I love about this work is that it boils down to stewardship.