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Abington Friends School
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  • Private, Quaker
  • JENKINTOWN, PA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  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
1280
104 responses
Average ACT
29
32 responses

Inspirational, Authentic and Transformative Learning

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The curriculum at AFS is informed and enhanced by our incredible faculty working tirelessly to fill the halls of the school with bold and exciting opportunities for growth and learning. Our teachers supervise clubs and lead classes on adventures; they build new experiences and refresh old ones. They build on the past to make room for the future.

Culture & Safety

Poll
95%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 22 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 76 responses
  • Many Voices One Community Day
    21%
  • Outdoor commencement, Arbor Day celebration
    20%
  • Halloween Parade
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Science Night
    11%
  • Robotics
    7%
  • Monster Mash
    3%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
600
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 25 responses
96%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 25 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 25 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$26,250
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
3 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
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 27 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 27 responses
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 27 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
Very High
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 20 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$107,441
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$1,514
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$382,300
National
$281,900

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