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

In Dialogue

Friends Seminary is one of twenty-two schools that are Leading Partner Schools of the GEBG Global Student Dialogues program, and are helping to design and shape the curriculum. GEBG’s Global Student Dialogues provide students the opportunity for intercultural dialogue and connect thousands of students with their peers from schools across North America and more than 25 countries around the world. These dialogues have addressed topics of global significance such as climate change and gender equality, topics related to global current events such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and various UN Sustainable Development Goals in order to develop the student intercultural communication and perspective-taking. Students engage in conversations in small groups, sharing their experiences and thoughts on the topic and practicing essential skills related to respectful civil discourse – students report that the two skills they most practice in this program are listening for understanding and listening with empathy. 

Congratulations to Maya '24 and Meera ‘26, who have been selected to be members of the GEBG Global Student Dialogues program Student Advisory Council. Throughout this academic school year, they join student leaders from these select schools in monthly summits during which they collaborate to discuss how to further develop these major dialogue events through meaningfully selected topics and student-driven breakout sessions. Kara Kutner, Director of the Center for Peace, Equity and Justice, continues to participate in a similar adult forum, the Educator Advisory Council, during which leading educators in the field of global education develop curricular materials that will help thousands of students become more engaged global citizens. 
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.

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