Private Schools
Abington Friends School

Abington Friends School

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

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At Abington Friends School, we foster the growth of students into informed change-makers with bold vision who lead authentic lives of accomplishment. The dynamic academic program is strengthened by the daily infusion of Quaker values. AFS students flourish within a thoughtfully designed curriculum for dynamic and immersive learning. Our families join a diverse and supportive school community with authenticity and purpose. 100% of our graduates find their right-fit colleges and from there they transform the world with powerful ideas and fearless voices. AFS prepares students intellectually and socially with experiential, collaborative and innovative learning that is inclusive of all perspectives and identities.

Awards or Certifications:

Award-Winning Visual Arts program

Award-Winning High School Theatre program

35 Friends Schools League Athletic Championships

Award-Winning Robotics Team

What is your teaching or educational philosophy?

In keeping with Friends’ values, AFS places a high premium on learning through inquiry, experience and reflective practices. Collaboration and opportunities for creativity are built into classroom activities.

What is your mission statement?

As a Quaker (or Friends) school, Abington Friends School incorporates the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship into the daily life and education of our students. In addition to these testimonies, AFS honors the value that Quakers place on social justice, social action and reflective practices.




The Center for Experiential Learning. Pre-professional small group learning in Medicine, Business and Law for students in Grade 10 and 11. Project-based learning. Spanish language immersion program starting at age 3. Quaker Education. Award-winning Visual Arts program. Award-winning Theatre program. Girls' Basketball State Champions.