The Nest

The Nest is our award-winning, half-acre green space on campus that provides joyful opportunities for children to freely explore, investigate, and observe the natural world around them.

The space includes three rain and pollinator gardens, gardens, mud kitchens, spaces for dirt digging and building, and a waterworks. Students are able to build their gross motor skills by climbing on locally-sourced tree trunks, rocks and boulders, and a climber, and playing on an open field.  

Studies at The Nest and our other green spaces connect to the classroom curriculum in multiple ways. The Nest is often a gathering place for classes to come together to study science through field studies, experiments, and investigations. Through beekeeping, care and study of our chickens, gardening in our raised beds, and management of our outdoor spaces, students in different grades benefit from outdoor experiences connected to their classroom curriculum.

Honors

In addition to bolstering the student’s understanding and appreciation of the natural world, The Nest also adds to the beautification of the Frankford neighborhood and reduces stormwater runoff in the community through absorptive soils and native vegetation, helping to protect the area’s local creek.

Frankford Friends School's The Nest was honored for its dedication to environmental education and protection, and was awarded the Excellence in Green Stormwater Infrastructure Private Project Award from the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) and the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners in May, 2017.

Honors

In addition to bolstering the student’s understanding and appreciation of the natural world, The Nest also adds to the beautification of the Frankford neighborhood and reduces stormwater runoff in the community through absorptive soils and native vegetation, helping to protect the area’s local creek.

Frankford Friends School's The Nest was honored for its dedication to environmental education and protection, and was awarded the Excellence in Green Stormwater Infrastructure Private Project Award from the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) and the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Partners in May, 2017.