We make clear that our mission is preparing our students for the whole of life by standing firmly by the belief that great teaching is structured around both direct experience and the young person’s developmental needs.
Living up to our mission statement as a school is both a noble and humbling endeavor. In the words of George Fox, we seek to teach our students to "walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone."
"Education is the point at which we decide whether we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it, and by the same token save it from that ruin which except for renewal, except for the coming of the new and the young, would be inevitable..." ― Hannah Arendt
As a Quaker school, we approach much of what we do with an egalitarian eye: teachers are referred to by their first name, our faculty and staff parking lot has a very strict (and fair!) rotation, we do not rank our students, and we endeavor to make Friends Select accessible to as many people as possible through a robust financial aid program.
Each year at the Auction, the Make a Difference Campaign supports an item that will benefit students in all 3 divisions at Friends Select.
We are in awe of the generosity, ideas and support surrounding this night already!