We find joy
in exploring the
world around us.
We are passionate
and engaged
citizens of the
city of Philadelphia.
We learn through
inquiry, discussion,
and reflection.
We are creative
thinkers and
We are building
a better future
for humankind.
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 ⇣

Welcome to FFS

about Our School ⇢

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."

Teacher Kevin

Middle school math & technology

Middle school

"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."

Teacher Alyssa

Fourth grade

Lower school

"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."

Teacher Andrew

String music and i.t.

Performing arts

"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."

Teacher Jamie

First grade

early childhood

"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."

Teacher Elizabeth

Middle school humanities

Middle school

News & Events


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May 4 - 8

Teacher Appreciation Week


School closed

Memorial Day


2:55 pm

Spring Break Begins


7:55 am

Spring Break - School Resumes

Read Engage

A magazine to celebrate our ultimate mission: to let our lives speak in the pursuit of lifelong learning, commitment to social justice, and service to our communities.

Read Engage ⇢

A quaker school for grades pre-k through eighth grade

Building a Better Future for Humankind