who we are

We find joy in exploring the world around us.

Pre-K to Eighth Grade
Philadelphia, PA

We are thoughtful, imaginative, and skillful communicators and listeners.

Pre-K to Eighth Grade
Philadelphia, PA

We learn through inquiry, discussion, and reflection.

Pre-K to Eighth Grade
Philadelphia, PA

We work to understand societal issues and develop solutions for challenges faced.

Pre-K to Eighth Grade
Philadelphia, PA

We are building a better future for humankind.

Pre-K to Eighth Grade
Philadelphia, PA

Passionate and Engaged Citizens of the City of Philadelphia

As a Quaker school, we commit to teaching students their responsibility to serve their communities in meaningful and actionable ways. Our curriculum and daily practices with students instill a mindset of empathy, kindness and pragmatism, setting the stage for them to live their lives with a passion to make the world a better place for all.

Our Program

Driven by Inquiry

Our Project-Based Learning curriculum pushes students to lead their own learning, collaborate and communicate with their peers, and practice personal accountability.

the key components

A Challenging Problem or Question
It all begins with a meaningful issue focused on one or more of the UN SDGs

Sustained Inquiry
Students engage in an extended process of exploration.

Authenticity
The projects offer real-world content, tasks, tools, and impact.

Cross-Curricular Connections
Students communicate through technology, art,  statistics, writing, and speaking.

Reflection, Critique, and Revision
Students give, receive, and apply feedback to improve their process and product.

Action &
Service
Students make their work public through demonstrations outside of the classroom.

Grounded in the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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.

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Admissions

At Frankford Friends School, our students are passionate, creative, and concerned citizens who have strong leadership capabilities and are quick to find peaceful solutions to conflict.

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Applications for Fall 2021 are accepted on a rolling basis, as space permits.

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Changing Lives: FFS Community Days of Giving, May 25-27

A great teacher has a profound effect on society, making an impact that lasts well beyond our students' school years.

Through an inspired curriculum and excellent pedagogy, FFS teachers continue to sow the seeds of love, learning, and peace throughout the world. By taking part in this three day drive, you can celebrate the FFS teachers who have made a difference in your lives.

Our teachers make FFS what it is — a school grounded in diverse relationships and a Quaker led mission, empowering each student to build purpose in their lives, develop leadership skills, and be active changemakers in their communities and the world.