History

The earliest direct predecessor of Frankford Friends School was the one-room “Spring House School,” built by Oxford Meeting in 1768 at the corner of Waln and Spring Streets.

At this time, King’s Highway (now Frankford Avenue) was a bustling area, frequently visited by members of the Second Continental Congress, including John Adams, Benjamin Rush, and Thomas Jefferson.

Frankford Friends School was established on its present site in 1833. In 1868 the Meeting House was enlarged and additional classrooms were built above the horse sheds on the property. Twenty years later, a new brick schoolhouse was built; today it is home to our Lower and Early Childhood classrooms.

Expansion & Growth

In the early years of the twenty-first century, grades seven and eight were added to the school, and the first eighth grade class graduated in 2004. In 2012, the Margaret Passmore Trickey building was built to house the expanded Middle School program.

The school has continued to grow and in 2016, a half­-acre nature-­based playscape, The Nest, was added to the campus along with The IDEA Lab and administrative offices. In 2017, FFS purchased a former church adjacent to the school, which was renovated to provide space for the Performing Arts and Physical Education programs.

FFS Today

Throughout its history, Frankford Friends School has remained committed to nurturing the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship, both within and beyond the classroom.

Expansion & Growth

In the early years of the twenty-first century, grades seven and eight were added to the school, and the first eighth grade class graduated in 2004. In 2012, the Margaret Passmore Trickey building was built to house the expanded Middle School program.

The school has continued to grow and in 2016, a half­-acre nature-­based playscape, The Nest, was added to the campus along with The IDEA Lab and administrative offices. In 2017, FFS purchased a former church adjacent to the school, which was renovated to provide space for the Performing Arts and Physical Education programs.

FFS Today

Throughout its history, Frankford Friends School has remained committed to nurturing the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship, both within and beyond the classroom.