who we are

We find joy in exploring the world around us.

Pre-K to Eighth Grade
Philadelphia, PA

We are thoughtful, imaginative, and skillful communicators and listeners.

Pre-K to Eighth Grade
Philadelphia, PA

We learn through inquiry, discussion, and reflection.

Pre-K to Eighth Grade
Philadelphia, PA

We work to understand societal issues and develop solutions for challenges faced.

Pre-K to Eighth Grade
Philadelphia, PA

We are building a better future for humankind.

Pre-K to Eighth Grade
Philadelphia, PA

Passionate and Engaged Citizens of the City of Philadelphia

As a Quaker school, we commit to teaching students their responsibility to serve their communities in meaningful and actionable ways. Our curriculum and daily practices with students instill a mindset of empathy, kindness and pragmatism, setting the stage for them to live their lives with a passion to make the world a better place for all.

Our Program

Driven by Inquiry

Our Project-Based Learning curriculum pushes students to lead their own learning, collaborate and communicate with their peers, and practice personal accountability.

the key components

A Challenging Problem or Question
It all begins with a meaningful issue focused on one or more of the UN SDGs

Sustained Inquiry
Students engage in an extended process of exploration.

The projects offer real-world content, tasks, tools, and impact.

Cross-Curricular Connections
Students communicate through technology, art,  statistics, writing, and speaking.

Reflection, Critique, and Revision
Students give, receive, and apply feedback to improve their process and product.

Action &
Students make their work public through demonstrations outside of the classroom.

Grounded in the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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.

from the blog: News & updates from FFs

In case you missed it

Teaching and Learning During a Pandemic: A Story of Success

A glimpse at the early days of the 2020-21 school year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A time to think about the importance of giving to the people and places who are most important to us.

This month, our faculty and students are partnering with community organizations to #MakeAnImpact on the local community. As our students and teachers work together in care for their community, you can show your support for Frankford Friends School and the things that you love best — its teachers and programs, the diverse community, technology and Project-Based Learning, and our city campus.

The FFS School Store

Purchase new spirit apparel from our online pop-up shop, the FFS Otter Emporium. Purchases can be made be online this fall. We will make sure that you get your orders as soon as we receive the item on campus!


At Frankford Friends School, our students are passionate, creative, and concerned citizens who have strong leadership capabilities and are quick to find peaceful solutions to conflict.

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