Mission & Values

Rooted in the practice of Quaker values, Frankford Friends School nurtures the mind and spirit of every student in our diverse community. Our students and graduates let their lives speak in the pursuit of lifelong learning, commitment to social justice, and service to their communities.

Quakerism at FFS

A Quaker School ⇢

Simplicity. Peace. Integrity. Community. Equality. Stewardship.

The Quaker testimonies and our “Frankford-friendly” values are artfully woven into our day. Kindness, honesty, cooperation, resilience, and empathy permeate our school community; our students carry these ideals into adulthood. We care deeply about being a school in which every member of the community makes a personal commitment to joyful learning and the betterment of themselves and the world.

Creativity, collaboration, critical thinking.

Students learn best when they are given opportunities to dig into​ ​challenges and devise their own solutions to real-world problems. Creativity, collaboration, and an emphasis on critical thinking are ingrained in every aspect of our program. ​Our students learn through​ rich experiences that provoke ​their thinking and curiosity ​and enable them to draw connections between academic content and ​the world.

Project-based Learning

Our Program ⇢

Discover Frankford
Friends School

Our Community ⇢

In the City and of the City.

Our students come from all over the City of Philadelphia. Classes use public transportation to travel to exciting destinations across Philadelphia, check out books at the neighborhood’s Free Library, experience nature while exploring in the city’s parks, work with city officials and leaders, and partner with local organizations to understand more about the joys and challenges of urban life. Through fostering a love for our city, we help grow proud city dwellers who know how to navigate safely and who are active stewards of their own neighborhoods and communities.

Quakerism at FFS

A Quaker School ⇢

Simplicity. Peace. Integrity. Community. Equality. Stewardship.

The Quaker testimonies and our “Frankford-friendly” values are artfully woven into our day. Kindness, honesty, cooperation, resilience, and empathy permeate our school community; our students carry these ideals into adulthood. We care deeply about being a school in which every member of the community makes a personal commitment to joyful learning and the betterment of themselves and the world.

Creativity, collaboration, critical thinking.

Students learn best when they are given opportunities to dig into​ ​challenges and devise their own solutions to real-world problems. Creativity, collaboration, and an emphasis on critical thinking permeate every aspect of our program. ​Our students learn through​ rich experiences that provoke ​their thinking and curiosity ​and enable them to draw connections between academic content and ​the world.

Project-based Learning

Our Program ⇢

Discover Frankford
Friends School

Our Community ⇢

In the City
and of the City.

Our students come from all over the City of Philadelphia. Classes use public transportation to travel to exciting destinations across Philadelphia, check out books at the neighborhood’s Free Library, experience nature while exploring in the city’s parks, work with city officials and leaders, and partner with local organizations to understand more about the joys and challenges of urban life. Through fostering a love for our city, we help grow proud city dwellers who know how to navigate safely and who are active stewards of their own neighborhoods and communities.