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Abington Friends School

Abington Friends School

Type: Day
Gender: Coed
575 Washington Lane
Jenkintown, PA

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Families looking for a meaningful education for their child—one that embraces bold convictions, has an ambitious curriculum and provides opportunities for experiential learning—will find a good fit at Abington Friends School (AFS). Grounded in Quaker tradition, we believe that each student in our care is gifted with remarkable potential. From age 3 through grade 12, thoughtful explorations in the classroom and beyond provide students with an exceptional educational experience that fosters a deeper understanding of the world while building high-level analytical aptitude, dynamic creative thinking skills and strong, clear self-expression. With an approach grounded in developing student intellect, our academic program is rigorous and yields high levels of student engagement and learning at all levels. As one of the nation’s oldest schools, for more than 325 years, we have adapted and innovated to successfully meet each successive generation’s ascendant needs and opportunities. AFS students learn to navigate the complexities of the world with self-assurance and a strong sense of purpose. At AFS, we prepare our students for more.

Awards or Certifications:

Award-Winning Visual Arts Program

Award-Winning High School Theatre Program

34 Friends School League Athletics Championships

National Award-Winning Robotics Team

Nationally recognized 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. AFS accomplishes this 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 instruction starting at age 3. Quaker Education. Theater and the Arts. Diversity, equity and social justice.