We hope everyone will join us for a night of celebration in support of Friends Select School. This year's annual auction will be held at the Logan Hotel on Friday, March 15, 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. With silent and live auctions, open bar, food stations, games, and more, it’s a party you won't want to miss!
Friends Select’s SummerSessions program has flourished in the last 12 years to offer a wide range of courses that utilize the school’s location in Center City to offer in-depth, exploratory learning. Desiree Harmon, Friends Select’s middle school dean and director of SummerSessions, recently discussed how the program continues to evolve, and what parents and students can expect this year. SummerSessions classes run from June 10 through August 9, and registration is now available.
It has become a recent tradition at Friends Select for me to share with the community the state of the school. I am thrilled to share that the state of our school is strong.
Friends Select is delightfully different from other area schools in our authentic and deep belief that students are active participants in their own learning. This participatory stance takes many shapes: student government, student-run clubs, energetic participation in classes, and an overall welcoming stance to have students make sense of and shape their experience in high school.
Becoming a teacher is one of the most humbling things you can do. In my first years, I wasn’t humble, just terrible; it was only when I became humble that I began to improve.
What do we do to help children arrive at wonderful ideas? One answer that keeps bubbling to the top is space. Give them space, and the kids will come up with ideas. Often, the space to generate ideas comes in the midst of boredom, those moments within our child’s day where there is no program, activity, or lesson to fill their time.
A look at each team's performance throughout the season, including student-athlete award highlights.
When Jim Miller, Friends Select’s dean of students, told me last fall that a couple of 11th graders named Sophie Gilbert ’20 and Sophia Becker ’20 were interested in studying topics not covered in their classes, I was immediately intrigued.
In the spring of 2018, Herb Siegel ’46 honored his friend and classmate Andy Lucine ’46 with a generous challenge to the Friends Select School community: Herb would match, dollar-for-dollar, $500,000 in donations to support need-based scholarships for Friends Select students. By the end of the calendar year, the community delivered: a total of $508,305 in gifts was raised by alumni/ae, parents, former faculty, and trustees to establish The Andy Lucine ’46 Scholarship Fund, a $1 million endowed fund to support students.