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.
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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
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8:15 am, 5:00 pm
Coffee with Kathryn: UN Goals
All-School Meeting for Worship
10 am - 12 pm
Admissions Open House
Read the Fall 2019 Issue of Engage
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