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Abington Friends School
http://www.abingtonfriends.net

Abington Friends School (AFS) is a national leader in Friends education and one of the oldest Quaker schools in the world. Our unique community is fueled by a powerful academic program at its heart. AFS serves three divisions of learners. Lower School is for students age 3 through Grade 4, Middle school is Grade 5 through Grade 8 and Upper School is Grade 9 through Grade 12.

Some of our school’s most popular programing elements include award-winning athletics and theatre departments, strong environmental stewardship offerings, and a Center for Experiential Learning that organizes study-tours and professional internships. Our outdoor play spaces are Certified Nature Explore Classrooms and our Headwaters Discover Playground space was recently named one of the top five outdoor learning sites in the world.


We’re located on a beautiful 50-acre campus in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, minutes north of Philadelphia. Schedule your tour today! 575 Washington Lane, Jenkintown, PA. www.abingtonfriends.net, 215.876.4350.


Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School
4060 Allequippa Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
412-624-8024
https://falkschool.pitt.edu

Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School is a K-8 tuition-based campus laboratory school affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1931, Falk has been known for providing a learning environment that is grounded in community, diversity, progressive and experiential education, individualized instruction and a low teacher-student ratio. Being grounded in progressive education principles means the school community has a child-centered approach to learning that focuses on the social, emotional, and academic needs of each individual. It also means an emphasis on collaboration, intrinsic motivation, and active learning. The Falk community is also guided by the thoughts and intentions found within the faculty created booklet, Wishes for our Children.

Each year, our 60 faculty and staff members work with more than 6 intern teachers, 25 student teachers, researchers, and visitors to perform the major functions associated to Laboratory Schools: the development of innovative practices in education, research, the preparation of new teachers, professional development for practicing teachers, and the education of children using best established principles of education.

For more information please visit
https://falkschool.pitt.edu or call the Office of Admissions at (412) 624-8024.


Germantown Friends School
31 West Coulter Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19144
215-951-2300
www.germantownfriends.org
K-12th grade
 
Founded in 1845, Germantown Friends School (GFS) is a Quaker, K-12, co-ed independent day school dedicated to reaching that of God in every person. Our mission is to seek truth, challenge the intellect, honor differences, embrace the city, and nurture each student’s mind, body and spirit.
 
GFS takes its strong identity from five distinct elements: a vibrant intellectual community of teachers and students; an urban setting in the historic Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia; a diverse and multicultural faculty and student body who value difference as indispensable; a Quaker vision of what is possible for both individuals and communities; and a belief in fulfilling this vision through reflection, collaboration and action.
 
GFS seeks bright and eager students who demonstrate the potential to engage deeply with an intellectually rigorous academic program, and who will contribute to our vibrant school community.


The Miquon School

Preschool through 6th grade (ages 3-12)

2025 Harts Lane

Conshohocken, PA

610-828-1231

www.miquon.org



Founded in 1932, Miquon is a Progressive independent school that values racial, ethnic, economic, religious, gender, and social diversity. The school actively seeks applicants who represent and broaden that diversity.



Miquon is dedicated to preserving childhood, using innovative student-centered teaching practices, and developing children's knowledge of and appreciation for the environment. Independent thinking, varied individual and collaborative approaches to learning, authentic assessment methods, and creative, child-focused approaches are all components of Miquon's Progressive educational program. Time spent outside on our 10-acre campus including woods, fields, and creek is an integral part of every child’s experience. Located just outside Northwest Philadelphia, the school enrolls approximately 150 students in eight mixed-age groups, typically 18-22 children in size, with two dedicated teachers in each classroom.


Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

500 W. Willow Grove Ave.,
Philadelphia, PA 19118
https://www.sch.org

At Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, we encourage our students to explore new ideas and let their curiosity lead them. To examine, question, and find their own solutions. And to make a positive difference with the knowledge they’ve gained about themselves and the world. SCH Academy is committed to living the principles of diversity in all its dimensions and welcomes LGBT students.


SCH Academy is an independent Pre-K-12 school located in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. Its 62-acre campus lies next to the Wissahickon Valley, offering students easy access to the cultural resources of the city and the natural wonders of the Wissahickon.

SCH Academy’s distinctive features and programs: 1) An educational program that extends far beyond the classroom to include outdoor activities in the Wissahickon, camping trips, a five-day Outward Bound experience (9th grade), and an extensive global trips program; 2) An entrepreneurial curriculum that teaches the skills and mindset of the entrepreneur and offers opportunities for students to start their own ventures; 3) An award-winning engineering and robotics program; 4) A comprehensive arts curriculum that includes offerings in new media; 5) a unique educational model that encompasses single-sex classes in grades Pre-K-8 and coed classes in grades 9-12.


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