Private Schools
Abington Friends School

Abington Friends School

Type: Day
Gender: Coed


Abington Friends School, a coeducational, college-preparatory day school, serves students from Age 3 through grade 12 by providing a strong, powerful and transformative academic foundation for advanced study. Teaching is rooted in Quaker beliefs, combining reflection with action and balancing the needs of individuals with those of the community. The School holds scholarship, moral integrity, simplicity and diversity at its core.

Awards or Certifications:

Award-Winning Visual Arts Program
Award-Winning High School Theatre Program
35 Friends School League Athletic Championships
Award-Winning Robotics Team
Top school for producing diversity, equity and social justice curriculum

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

Every AFS student is fully prepared for the challenges of learning at the next level. They are also prepared for much more: to be kind and wise and face the future with a sturdy sense of self. Through thoughtful explorations in the classroom, with a constant focus on seeking deeper understanding and building the powers of analytical and creative thinking and strong, clear self-expression.

What is your mission statement?

Abington Friends School, founded in 1697 under the care of Abington Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), educates students by integrating: Friends principles, practices and testimonies; intellectual excellence, tied to strength of character and personal talents; and moral, physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellness.




Experiential Learning. Outdoor Education. Pre-professional programs in farming, medicine, business and law. Spanish language immersion starting at age 3. Quaker Education. Theater and the Arts. Diversity, equity and social justice.