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: 533

Students Per Teacher: 5

Parent Reviews

32 Parent Reviews for Friends Select School

It's great - until it's terrible. We had kids in all 3 levels but have now pulled them. Lower: can be great - if you get one of the (many) wonderful teachers. Middle: some good teachers but has become increasingly rigid with a negative vibe; there is no flexibility in the (very dated) curriculum and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/13/14

We are delighted to be part of the Friends Select community. Our older child is about to begin her third year at the school and our younger could not be more excited about starting kindergarten this fall. We love that the school devotes as much attention to providing a strong social curriculum (emphasizing ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/01/14

We are mid-way through our child's second year and we love this school more every day. The teachers that she has had have been wonderful and really centered around developing the whole child. They are certainly preparing the kids academically, but much more significant is the focus on developing their ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/18/13

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

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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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