"We prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be."
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236

YEARS OF QUAKER EDUCATION

Founded ten years after the birth of our nation, Friends Seminary is the oldest continuously operated, independent, co-educational school in New York City.

795

STUDENTS

275 Lower School (K-4)
220 Middle School (5-8)
300 Upper School (9-12)

39%

STUDENTS OF COLOR

1

CENTER FOR PEACE EQUITY AND JUSTICE

Grounded in the Quaker values of equality, diversity and community engagement, cpej supports academic, social, and cultural programs which contribute to wider movements for social change.

5,041

ACTIVE ALUMNI

31

ATHLETIC TEAMS

15 Varsity, 3 Junior Varsity, 13 Middle School

Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Spring and Indoor Track, Cross-Country, Volleyball

84%

of graduates were accepted to one of their top three schools.

25

Most Attended Institutions (2017-2021)

Bard College
Brown University
University of Chicago
Columbia University
Cornell University
Emory University
Hamilton College
Haverford College
Kenyon College
Middlebury College
The New School
New York University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
University of Pennsylvania
Pitzer College
Skidmore College
University of Southern California
Tufts University
Vassar College
University of Virginia
Washington University, St. Louis
Wesleyan University
Williams College
Yale University

$6.7

MILLION

FINANCIAL AID BUDGET (2020-2021)


20%

OF STUDENTS

RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID

1

MISSION

To prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be.

172

FACULTY and STAFF

90% Faculty hold advanced degrees
7:1 Student/faculty ratio
12 Class size of Grade 9 English
15 Average Upper School class size

15

STEPS TO NATURE

Stuyvesant Square, a beautiful four-acre park, borders the east end of campus, and punctuates the tranquility that surrounds our neighborhood.

7,500

SERVICE HOURS

Service Learning and Public Purpose is an integral part of the culture at Friends. In 2020-2021, Upper School students collectively logged more than 7,500 volunteer hours.

11 Upper School courses integrate service into their curricula.

13

Global Education Trips

Over the past six years, students and teachers participated in 13 global education immersion experiences, including Peru, Nepal, Jordan, China, Israel, Morocco, South Africa, Columbia, France, Germany, India, Taiwan, as well as the Deep South to visit four cities critical to the Civil Rights Movement.

MORE THAN

15

CLASSES IN MUSIC, THEATER AND DANCE

Including: Acting, Playwriting, Directing, Public Speaking, Choreography, Theater for Social Change.

9

ANNUAL PRODUCTIONS AND CONCERTS

MEAN SAT SCORES

715 Reading and Writing
718 Mathematics

MEAN ACT SCORES

31 Composite

1

TRANSFORMED CAMPUS

COMPLETED SEPTEMBER 2019

Highlights Include:

  • 100% ADA accessibility
  • New Upper School Building
  • Two new Middle School floors
  • Upper School Commons and Terrace
  • Turfed Skyfield
  • Center for Peace, Equity and Justice
  • New flexible classrooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Academic Center
  • Music Suite
  • Dance and Yoga Studio
  • K-6 Makery
  • Collaborative spaces
  • K-12 Rooftop Greenhouse and Garden
  • K-12 Multipurpose Great Room

Other Campus Highlights:

  • 1860 landmarked Meetinghouse
  • K-12 Gym with 80 ft. Climbing Wall Library and Media Center
  • Six K-12 Science Labs
  • Lower School Library
  • Digital Media Lab
  • 7-12 STEM lab
  • Two Visual Arts Galleries
  • Blackbox Theater

42

YEARS OF OUTDOOR EDUCATION

45+

STUDENT-LED ORGANIZATIONS

5

WORLD LANGUAGES ANCIENT AND MODERN

Friends was the first NYC independent school to introduce Arabic in 2008.

$0

At no additional cost, students in Grades 11 and 12 are eligible to enroll in NYU courses for high school credit.

$41.1

MILLION

ENDOWMENT AS OF
JUNE 2020


$48.9

MILLION

OPERATING BUDGET
(2021-2022)

Friends Seminary actively promotes diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all its programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, hiring, and all facets of the educational experience. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends Seminary is an equal opportunity employer.

Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.
FRIENDS SEMINARY
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