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

Academic Center

Open to all students in Grades 7-12, the Chapman Academic Center, funded  in part by a gift from the Class of 2008, supports the Friends academic program in a variety of ways: faculty “coaches” assist students with assignments, either by appointment or on an informal “drop-in” basis; peer tutors work with students in the Center under the supervision of the staff; and students choose to study by themselves in the quiet rooms dedicated to this purpose. Supporting the School’s curriculum and collaborating closely with faculty, the Academic Center serves all students – both those who excel and those who stride toward excellence.

About Mariana Wright Chapman

A Quaker, Mariana Wright Chapman attended Friends Seminary in the early 1850s. She went on to become the President of the New York State Suffrage Association. She was also a charter member of the New York League for Political Education, and was instrumental in founding the Friends Equal Rights Association.


Monday - 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Wednesday - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday - 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Friday - 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Coleman Hall
Math Instructor

Tom Fagin
English Instructor

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

222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
P: 212-979-5030
F: 212.979.5034