Join us for a range of wonderful events this winter.
In the 1960s, Friend Select leadership made the bold and correct decision, in my opinion, to stay in the heart of Philadelphia instead of selling the campus to buy a more sprawling piece of real estate in the suburbs to build a new campus. They envisioned themselves being part of efforts to address the issues that were ailing the city at the time. Their foresight and commitment propels us—and compels me—to continue the legacy of preparing students for the whole of life and to “walk cheerfully over the world,” with a heightened level of cosmopolitan competence.
Discover the historic cabin that was once part of our campus.
The upper school community will engage in the inaugural program of Social Justice Week from January 21-24.
On November 22, the entire middle school spent the day across the city exploring Philadelphia's murals, museums, and numerous outdoor spaces and gardens. This was a chance for students to experience firsthand the city's diverse resources in cross-curricular ways.
A school where the adults in the building are actively learning is a school where children learn best. When our teachers come together to teach each other the craft of teaching, we enjoy the continual revelation of ways in which we can enhance our teaching craft, and we move closer to excellence.
Friends Select’s college planning office has been (extra) busy this fall.
Here are some of the amazing things happening in the Friends Select School community.
In early October, Friends Select unveiled Gender Equality, the first of 17 public artworks spread across Philadelphia as part of the Global Philadelphia Association’s campaign to raise awareness about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Supporting Friends Select School and its financial aid program through the PA State Tax Credit program is an optimal option for donors to maximize their giving.
Read about a gardening project on long-abandoned land, infamously known as the Logan Triangle, which Friends Select fifth graders worked on as part of their Four in Philly week this past spring.
Max Budnick has become the face of technical theater at Friends Select, but when he began working at the school, he wasn't involved in the program at all. In fact, the technical theater program wasn't even a program.
A look at each team's performance throughout the season, including student-athlete award highlights.