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Friends Select School
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  • Private, Quaker
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA

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 minus
  6. Sports
    grade B minus

About

17TH & BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PARKWAY
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103

Applying

Application Deadline
January 6
Application Fee
$65
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$44,000
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
38%
Average Financial Aid
$19,200
From Friends Select School

Friends Select School is the only pre-K-to-12 Quaker school in Center City Philadelphia. The beauty of our location at 17th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is that our students, faculty, and staff can walk, ride SEPTA, or take a short bus ride to extend classroom learning into the amazing spaces that Philadelphia has to offer—from parks and museums, to universities and cultural sites, to government offices and vibrant neighborhoods. With the city as a classroom, Friends Select students and educators see themselves not just as observers of, but participants in, the complex fabric of everyday life in Philadelphia.

Friends Select recently transformed its spaces to enrich student learning and expanded its campus to include a new upper school STEAM Building at 1520 Race Street. This addition empowers students to pursue advanced projects in science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics as they prepare to become the innovators of tomorrow.

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Friends Select School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
98 responses
Average ACT
30
25 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
71%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
  • Intersession
    30%
  • Pi Day
    20%
  • assemblies with thought provoking topics
    10%
  • none
    10%
  • NOTHING
    10%
  • Spirit Day
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%

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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
598
38%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 8 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 9 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 9 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 9 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A minus
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 6 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade B+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$91,695
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$2,044
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$520,994
National
$229,800

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