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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

FFS is open 5 days a week for on campus instruction! You can access our Admissions Office by phone at 215-533-5368 ext 123 or email admissions@frankfordfriends.org. They will be able to answer any questions you may have. We are currently accepting applications for the 2021-22 school year. Contact admissions to learn more!

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$55
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$11,700
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
Average Financial Aid
From Frankford Friends School

Rooted in the practice of Quaker values, Frankford Friends School nurtures the mind and spirit of every student in our diverse community. Our tight-knit student body reflects the demographics of Philadelphia and we proudly maintain the lowest tuition of any Quaker school in the Delaware Valley. Visit our website to learn more.

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Project-Based Learning at Frankford Friends School

Through our inquiry-driven, Project-based Learning (PBL) curriculum, students dive deep into topics such as immigration, biomimicry, water conservation, equity, city planning, and the rights of people and other living things. They build skills in research, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
168
Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
11
Part-Time Teachers
5

Students

Students
168
Gender
  • Female
    57%
  • Male
    43%
Student Diversity
  • White
    55.4%
  • African American
    19.6%
  • Multiracial
    17.9%
  • Hispanic
    6%
  • Asian
    1.2%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B+
    2. Good for Families
      C
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $33,580
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $850
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $88,335
    National
    $184,700

    Frankford Friends School Reviews

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    Best kept secret in Philadelphia! There is a sincere effort to create diversity and inclusion. FFS community members are willing to engage in the difficult conversations with the goal of making our community and the world better. When you enter the campus you can feel the difference. Embracing the values of equality, equity, fairness, and social justice are evident. The school is top-notch and administration continually seeks to improve all aspects of the school including curriculum and the everyday experience of community members. Flexibility, creativity, and growth mindset are cultivated.
    The depth of learning is profound for both students and teachers and supported/inspired by the Project Based Learning practice of education. The families are great. They adore their own children and care about other people's children, too. If only every child was lucky enough to have an educational/social experience like this one...
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    Frankford Friends School puts its mission and values at the forefront everyday - to create lifelong learners who fight for social justice throughout their lives. Teachers are highly qualified to provide not only a rigorous academic program, but also to meet the social and emotional needs of students. The PBL initiative creates authentic learning that will actually stick with students! Students solve real-world problems to prepare to be leaders in their community. It is a truly cutting edge academic program. Frankford Friends is a reflective community and constantly strives to incorporate more opportunities for students to learn about inequities and fight for justice in their community.
    Our child just finished Pre-K at Frankford Friends, and it was a great experience. Every teacher seems to know who my child is, and care about him. The academics are rigorous, even at this age, but presented in a creative and fun way. The children participated in many, many interesting activities that brought their lessons to life. Field trips were fun and educational, and the teachers utilized the expertise of community member (parents etc.), when appropriate, to enhance lessons about religion, holidays, social justice, geography, architecture, you name it! So far, we have experienced a true community that embraces each child, puts an emphasis on kindness and compassion.