Friends Select School

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17th St & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Philadelphia, PA 19103

(215) 561-5900

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Grades: PK - 12

School Type: Private

Student Enrollment: 555

Students Per Teacher: 5

Parent Reviews

30 Parent Reviews for Friends Select School

Go somewhere else! This is our 3rd year. To be honest, We had a great experience our first year. We had no reason to interface with the administration, so we had a reasonably good impression of them. They seemed Ike nice people. In our second year, we had a number of issues. We are not complainers ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/05/13

As far as I can see, this school is AWESOME! I recently just went for an open house, as I'm applying there for 9th grade. I just wish they had scholarships because I feel like my straight A's and Advanced PSSA scores are sort of going to waste. But the tour was amazing! There's a pool, dance room. roof ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/30/13

We are just coming to the end of our child s second year at FSS. Our experience has been just the opposite of some of the other (negative) reviews of the lower school teachers and administrators. Perhaps we ve been lucky, but it seems that our child got EXACTLY what was needed to in order to flourish. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/29/13

As a lower school parent, I have been so disappointed in the lower school administration, especially the head of the lower school. He is arrogant and does not look out for the students' best interest. I'm sure there are great teachers and great administrators in this school but do you want pay 18$k to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/25/13

Why can't someone state their opinion without someone else criticizing and invalidating their concerns? Experience at a school is personal. We have been happy at times and unhappy at other times. But agree with the negative reviews about the lower school administration. They are probably nice to ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/06/13

So interesting that the 3 negative reviews in the past year were within 3 days of each other! One angry family leaves 3 reviews and creates a false impression of a wonderful school. FSS is amazing, please go check it out to see if it is a good fit for your family. It has been wonderful for my kids, one ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/12/13

I am the parent of 2 lower schoolers, one who suffers with ADHD. The school has been exceptional for my child. He is not an easy child, and they have accomodated him and nurtured him at every chance possible. His teachers have been wonderful. When I read the negative reviews, I think that either a) it ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/11/13

I went to high school here (public school for 1st-8th grade) and I am sad to read all of the bad reviews by lower school parents, especially those who say their children were humiliated for being "middle of the road" or having disabilities. I have ADD and multiple learning differences and FSS was a perfect ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 01/28/13

Our daughter started in the kindergarten this year and could not be happier. She is thrilled to go to school every morning and has been learning and growing a lot at school. Her teachers are great communicators and have really gotten to know our child well. Our daughter is not a run-of-the-mill, middle ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/26/12

As a psychotherapist who treats children with anxiety and self-esteem problems, I would not recommend this school for any child who is not totally "middle of the road" -the current administration acknowledges that they teach to the middle; if your child is more advanced, or will need special attention, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/18/12

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Philadelphia schools — Friends Select School is located at 17th St & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia PA 19103. 17th St & Benjamin Franklin Pkwy is in the 19103 ZIP code in Philadelphia, PA Friends Select School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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