Traditions

Our Mascot

Our students chose the river otter to represent their school since river otters possess many of wonderful characteristics that also describe our students. Otters are excellent communicators and have amazing intelligence and skill. They love to explore and they use play as a way to strengthen social bonds. We love their commitment to community and how they find joy in living and learning.

Quaker Week

Each year, FFS students and teachers join together in multi-age groups to celebrate community. Everyone participates in team-building activities, community games, and service to the neighborhood. There is also time to worship together, share a meal, and support each other as we reflect on the Quaker values and beliefs that are so important to us.

Grandfriends Day

More than 100 grandfriends arrive on the Frankford Friends School campus each fall, to see where their grandchildren learn, explore, play, and reflect. Students introduce their grandfriends to their teachers, show them their classrooms, sit with them during Meeting for Worship, and work together on projects across the curriculum.

School Fair

Each fall, the FFS Parent Association sponsors an annual school fair for community members, new and old. Families gather together for food and fun that includes carnival-style games, challenges, art activities, and musical cakes.

River Otter Field Day

Every spring we celebrate the end of the school year at River Otter Field Day in which all students play outdoor games at various stations throughout our campus in mixed-age groups. It's a day of celebration and togetherness as a whole school. The day culminates with a competitive game featuring eighth graders vs. faculty.

Final Meeting for Worship in Celebration of Our Eighth Graders

Families, friends, students and staff celebrate our eighth graders at a final meeting for worship. During this time we reflect on each student’s time at FFS and wish them luck as they join the ranks of Frankford Friends alumni.

Grandfriends Day

More than 100 grandfriends arrive on the Frankford Friends School campus each fall, to see where their grandchildren learn, explore, play, and reflect. Students introduce their grandfriends to their teachers, show them their classrooms, sit with them during Meeting for Worship, and work together on projects across the curriculum.

School Fair

Each fall, the FFS Parent Association sponsors an annual school fair for community members, new and old. Families gather together for food and fun that includes carnival-style games, challenges, art activities, and musical cakes.

River Otter Field Day

Every spring we celebrate the end of the school year at River Otter Field Day in which all students play outdoor games at various stations throughout our campus in mixed-age groups. It's a day of celebration and togetherness as a whole school. The day culminates with a competitive game featuring eighth graders vs. faculty.

Final Meeting for Worship in Celebration of Our Eighth Graders

Families, friends, students and staff celebrate our eighth graders at a final meeting for worship. During this time we reflect on each student’s time at FFS and wish them luck as they join the ranks of Frankford Friends alumni.