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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.


FRANKFORD FRIENDS SCHOOL
1500 Orthodox Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
(215) 533-5368
http://frankfordfriends.org
 
Since 1833 Frankford Friends School (FFS) has proudly offered an academically rigorous, values-based Quaker education while maintaining the lowest tuition of any Quaker school in the Delaware Valley. Our inquiry-driven, project-based learning curriculum pushes students to be creative, think critically, and become confident communicators. Students collaborate with each other and their teachers, understanding that the process is as important as the product. Social, emotional, and academic growth are equally important; we nurture both the mind and the spirit of every student in our diverse community.
 
FFS students let their lives speak in the pursuit of lifelong learning, commitment to social justice, and service to their communities. Our graduates attend competitive high schools, where they extend the FFS mission of building a better future for humankind.  
 
Frankford Friends School invites children who love to learn and happily accept academic challenges to apply for available openings in the 2020-21 school year.



FRIENDS CENTRAL SCHOOL
1101 City Avenue
Wynnewood, PA 19096
610-649-7440
www.friendscentral.org
Nursery - Grade 12

Friends’ Central School is an independent, Quaker, co-educational, college-preparatory day school for students in Nursery through grade 12. Located on 41 acres across two campuses in Wynnewood, Pa., Friends’ Central cultivates the intellectual, spiritual, and ethical promise of students. Guided by Quaker values, since 1845, we have been educating for excellence, inspiring tomorrow’s leaders, honoring each individual, and encouraging our students to peacefully transform the world.

Friends' Central is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive, diverse community. A basic tenet of Quakerism stems from the believe that there is "that divine spark" in everyone, recognizing the spiritual equality of all persons. All constituencies are responsible for an awareness of and ongoing dialogue around equity issues of race and ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, privilege, religion, physical ability, and family structure. We honor each perspective and life experience, and through an intentional curriculum and differentiated methods of teaching, we seek to empower and engage all groups.
 
Friends’ Central is committed to education that is challenging, thoughtful, and dynamic. Our faculty set increasingly high standards, encouraging students to approach new ideas with an open mind and unreserved respect for one another. Our students participate in a process designed to foster creative, critical, independent, and flexible thinking, and our graduates are prepared to succeed in college and the world beyond.

To learn more, check out our website or visit our campuses!



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.


GREENE TOWNE MONTESSORI SCHOOL 
Philadelphia, PA
https://gtms.org/

Greene Towne Montessori School is dedicated to providing a stimulating learning environment for children ages 18 months to 6 years, consistent with the values and principles developed by Dr. Maria Montessori. Greene Towne’s curriculum is designed to develop each child’s full human potential—emotionally, physically, intellectually, and socially—and to foster a life-long love of learning. Each classroom, with a mix of ages, encourages children of different abilities and backgrounds to interact and learn from each other in a non-competitive environment. At Greene Towne, your child builds the skills and self-assurance that lead to a lifetime of learning. Greene Towne is accredited by the American Montessori Society and the PA Association of Independent Schools.



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.


THE PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL
Philadelphia, PA
215-545-5323
http://www.tpschool.org

The Philadelphia School educates children for a future that is impossible to know but not impossible to shape. Learn here. Go anywhere.

The Philadelphia School’s progressive approach to learning and teaching has deep thinking, innovation, and agency as its guiding values. We encourage children to explore and push the boundaries of possibility to fulfill their intellectual, social, and civic potential. We approach learning through inquiry, projects, and community. Core values and new research inform the school’s program and pedagogical practices. Our interdisciplinary, theme-based approach prepares students to build a stronger and more inclusive school, community, and society for today and tomorrow.
 
As an urban, preschool–8th grade school, we address specifically how young students develop intellectually, creatively, emotionally, socially, and physically. Through our commitment to diversity, we seek to nurture each student’s moral compass, sense of personal integrity, and respect for individuality. Learning in the city, country, and classroom affirms our founders’ goal of educating children to become responsible and active stewards of the urban and natural environments.



WESTTOWN SCHOOL
www.westtown.edu

Westtown School is a Quaker, co-ed, PreK - 12 day school with boarding options in grades 9-12. We offer a challenging, diverse curriculum emphasizing action-based learning, critical thinking, problem solving, service, and social action. Located in West Chester, PA, we are a community of learners who value, and are strengthened by, the rich diversity of its members. As a school, we seek to prepare students for living and leading in a diverse and complex world.  As a community, we prioritize inclusivity and respect.

At Westtown, we are uncommonly invested in helping our students discover their gifts, talents, passions, and sense of purpose. We believe deeply that within each of us there is a special Light, a unique wisdom, and an evolving sense of purpose. Together, we work to help students discover these in a supportive and collaborative environment.

We don’t claim that our students graduate with a complete roadmap to their future, but we do know that they will understand how to navigate toward it. Because our thousands of alumni/ae/x all say the same thing - they left Westtown with a clear sense of direction, defined interests, and the tools to continue to explore with confidence, academic preparedness, and passion.




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