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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B-
Address
222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
Telephone
(212) 979-5035

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,750
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
21%
Average Financial Aid
From Friends Seminary

Friends Seminary, the oldest continuously coeducational school in New York City, serves 761 college-bound day students in kindergarten through grade 12. Guided by the Quaker testimonies of integrity, peace, equality, and simplicity, we prepare students to both engage in the world that is and help bring about a world that ought to be.

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Friends Seminary Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1380
114 responses
Average ACT
32
40 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Silent meeting
    38%
  • Meeting for Announcements
    25%
  • Spirit Week
    25%
  • recess
    13%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    754
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
    33%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    63%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
    Poll
    75%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
    Poll
    50%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    86%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
    29%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
    71%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C-
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C-
    Area Feel
    Dense Urban
    Median Household Income
    $135,293
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,350
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $944,806
    National
    $184,700

    Friends Seminary Reviews

    42 reviews
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    Friends Seminary has lost it's way. One of the oldest and best established Quaker Schools in the U.S., Friends has been working overtime overhauling, and ratcheting up it's curriculum to become Dalton downtown. The program at Friends, once well-rounded, with an equal emphasis on academics, athletics and the arts, the hallmark of Quaker Education has evolved into an academic pressure cooker. Beginning in Middle School, students are routinely assigned 3-4 hours of homework a night. Friends sold it's soul to the pushy, type A parents running its board, demanding the school become Dalton downtown. Sad, because Friendly education, done right, is such a treasure. Sad, because Friends Seminary has lost it's way.
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    My daughter and son graduated from Friends Seminary (both attended from Grades 7-12). The community was a wonderful place for our family and the school prepared our children well for college. Particularly, what attracted our family to Friends, is its commitment to the Quaker tenets of diversity and service. The school is always evolving to fulfill the needs of its student body. We heard that they just opened a Center for Peace, Equity and Justice at the school....wish our children were still there to utilize it!
    Friends is an amazing place that is filled with ambitious, intelligent, and very talented students as well as teachers who care deeply. To me, the sense of community is the most important part of the school. The support system is evident to anyone who visits campus, and it is available to every single member of our very special community. With such a talented core of students it can be difficult to find one's place; however, balance between sports, arts, and academics is very manageable and it has made my experience incredibly fulfilling and fun.