Quakerism at FFS

Quakers are members of the Religious Society of Friends and place great value on personal experience, continuing revelation, and asking questions.

Friends value and pursue actions that reflect the spiritual practices of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. They seek out nonviolent solutions to conflicts, help others through service, promote social and economic justice, show kindness in their daily lives, and are guided by the belief that there is an inner light within everyone.

Students participate in weekly Quakerism classes which focus on conflict resolution, mindfulness and emotional awareness, philosophy, ethics, and decision making, identity and social justice, and spiritual development. All students attend Meeting for Worship with their classmates. When students attend our Meeting for Worship, they take the time to settle and set aside other thoughts and activities, opening their mind to the light within themselves and others.

At Frankford Friends School, we...

  • Believe that every member of our community can grow and change in order to reach their potential — we call this the inner light
  • Resolve conflicts through respectful discussion and by listening to each other
  • Value and embrace the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, and religions in our communities
  • Act courageously in alignment with our core moral beliefs and strive to be socially responsible
  • Value the challenge of competing ideas, and know that truth is continuously revealed and accessible to the seeker

At Frankford Friends School, we...

  • Believe that every member of our community can grow and change in order to reach their potential — we call this the inner light
  • Resolve conflicts through respectful discussion and by listening to each other
  • Value and embrace the diversity of cultures, backgrounds, and religions in our communities
  • Act courageously in alignment with our core moral beliefs and strive to be socially responsible
  • Value the challenge of competing ideas, and know that truth is continuously revealed and accessible to the seeker