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

Board of Trustees

The purpose of the Board of Trustees is to carry out the mission of the School by establishing policy and overseeing the operation of the School. Within that framework, policy is implemented by the Principal of Friends Seminary together with other administrators, faculty and staff.

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Responsibilities & Duties

The responsibilities and duties of the Governing Board shall include: 

  1. defining the mission of the School;
  2. establishing policy to ensure the spiritual, educational and financial health of the School; 
  3. overseeing the operations of Friends Seminary, the use of its physical assets, and the use and management of its financial assets and liabilities; 
  4. approving all matters which the Governing Board determines may have a material effect on the policies and practices of the School;
  5. approving the annual budget of the School including tuition and financial aid;
  6. approving the annual engagement of the School’s independent auditors;
  7. selecting, hiring and evaluating the Principal and setting the working conditions for this position including all compensation;
  8. advising, supporting and nurturing the Principal;
  9. removing, if necessary, the Principal from her or his position;
  10. appointing and if necessary, removing clerks, officers and members of the Governing Board and its committees;
  11. carrying out an annual self-evaluation of the Governing Board; establishing a Strategic Plan periodically to further the mission of the School; and
  12. faithfully fulfilling the School’s obligations under the Essential Principles, Practices and Procedures.
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.