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Abington Friends School
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  • Private, Quaker
  • JENKINTOWN, PA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

AFS will offer a robust extracurricular schedule this 2021-2022 school year and all classes will be in-person. Mask mandates and health pre-screening protocols will follow the CDC recommendations. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$50
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$36,000
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
55%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Abington Friends School

Founded in 1697, AFS is one of the oldest schools in the nation. A Quaker school in culture, not just in name, AFS provides a high-performing academic program in which students are given the tools they need to discover and pursue their purpose and to ultimately transform the world.

AFS has grown since its founding more than three centuries ago, but it maintains its strong sense of community. The school’s dynamic teaching and learning environment includes an Experiential Learning Center devoted to the Quaker principle that experience is a student’s most powerful teacher. The Center acts as the engine that runs an interdisciplinary experiential learning model throughout the school. AFS also has the first certified nature explore classroom in the state, a robust arts curriculum with an award-winning theatre program, a comprehensive Equity, Justice & Engagement program, state-of-the-art maker spaces and robotics labs and a brand-new athletics center for 49 interscholastic sports teams.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1270
131 responses
Average ACT
28
42 responses

The Center for Experiential Learning

Rooted in the Quaker belief that experience is a student’s most powerful teacher, the Center fosters opportunities to connect beyond the school walls. Experiences range from cultural immersion trips to Paris, to environmental work in partnership with our local Watershed. More examples, like our professional Medical, Business and Law Experiences are on our website.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 19 responses
Poll
95%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 68 responses
  • Many Voices One Community Day
    22%
  • Outdoor commencement, Arbor Day celebration
    19%
  • Halloween Parade
    13%
  • Science Night
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Robotics
    7%
  • Monster Mash
    3%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
600
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 22 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 22 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 22 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$21,750
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
2 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 24 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 24 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 24 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 17 responses

Living in the Area

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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade unavailable
  2. Good for Families
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade unavailable
Median Household Income
$91,546
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,295
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$316,100
National
$217,500

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