We are creative
We learn through
We find joy
in exploring the
world around us.
citizens of the
city of Philadelphia.
We are building
a better future
A Small City 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.Our Mission ⇢
An Inquiry-Driven Program
Our project-based learning curriculum pushes students to lead their own learning, collaborate and communicate with their peers, and practice personal accountability.
See Us in Action ⇣
A Global Perspective
We use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a blueprint for understanding and engaging with the issues that impact our communities today and in the future. Our students grapple with complex, real-world problems and learn to be active changemakers in their own neighborhoods and in the world beyond.
The home base for our project-based learning curriculum
Designed for engaged, creative, and curious students
Teaching & Learning at FFs
"Students today have more access to technology, including the internet, than ever before. Helping them to navigate this is vital to their future well-being and success."
Middle school math & technology
"Students at FFS graduate with an intrinsic understanding of what kind of thinker they are and the talents they can bring to a team. They know how to start something from a seed and turn it into a fully-fledged creation."
"Musical collaboration through ensemble playing develops presence of mind, active listening, cooperation, and quick reflexes — skills that translate from a musical group to any sized community."
String music and i.t.
"No matter how small, no matter how young, we can all make a difference. That is something that isn't just learned and stored at school, but students carry this concept back with them to their homes and communities."
"My students have a love for reading that is contagious. When we read, we open up a world that feeds all of our curiosities and makes us want to learn more."
"FFS students not only know that change needs to happen, they never doubt their own power. I am inspired by the fearlessness and the passion of my students to take on tough questions and act in big and small ways."
Middle school humanities
First Day of School
Back to School Night
7AM - 12 PM
7th Graders Explore Global Environmental Challenges
Empowering our students to be future leaders.Read More
Letting Our Lives Speak in Service to Children in Haiti
Service: one of our most fundamental priorities.Read More
News & Events
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