“Our location at the intersection of commerce and culture in Center City means we bump into each other, we leverage chance opportunities to bring down the walls, and we work across boundaries to learn and solve with greater depth.” This truth, which is articulated in our strategic plan, Advance Friends Select, is one of the defining characteristics of a Friends Select education.
Welcome back to school! For those of you who are returning, we look forward to seeing you after a long time away. And to those of you who are new to Friends Select School, welcome to the community. I’m sure you and your child will soon feel at home and among friends.
I have reached the point in my career where I’ve gained the perspective to look back and discern some of my formative moments as an educator. One thing is certain—some lessons, once learned, cannot be unlearned.
I’d like to advocate for boredom, and by extension, a kind of dreaminess that comes with the expansion of time in the summer.
Please join Friends Select in welcoming the following new faculty, administrators, and staff to our community.
Over the summer, our staff made numerous updates to Friends Select’s building and campus. These updates were designed to improve the security of our school and safety of our community, as well as to enhance our learning environment as a whole.
Friends Select offers numerous tools for communicating with our community throughout the 2019-20 school year.
It’s a major adjustment when a child decides to play a sport at school. It can be an exciting time for the entire family, and with this excitement sometimes comes the anxiety of the unknown. Relax, it will all be ok! We have a fully inclusive athletic program at Friends Select School.
Margaret Smith has become the new director of city curriculum at Friends Select School.
Friends Select School has hired Matt Rosen as the director of financial operations.
When Friends Select alums Olivia Chiaravalli ’18, Grant Pavol ’18, and Philip Sieg ‘18 were making their final college decisions, a couple of important factors came into play. In addition to attending schools that would allow them to follow their academic and extracurricular passions, they wanted to stay in Philadelphia, the city they grew up in and continue to love.