"We prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be."
IMAGINE a school where students are affirmed for who they are and who they can become, where academics inspire, challenge and engage, where community and giving back loom large, where students learn resiliency and the value of process, and where the community lives its mission. Imagine Friends Seminary!

As a Quaker school, and as NYC’s oldest continuously operated, coeducational school—now in its 238th year—Friends is distinguished by a legacy of intellectual vibrancy informed by Quaker values of integrity, equality, simplicity, community, service and peaceful conflict resolution. Optimism and a “can do” attitude resonate throughout the School. Whether grappling with a literary analysis, competing on the soccer field, or proactively supporting an important social issue, Friends students have the confidence to “go for it”, to problem solve and to push reset when needed. At Friends, the joy of teaching, learning and engagement is a palpable experience.

To learn more about Friends, we invite you to take a tour, join our events, connect with teachers and students, visit our website, read our social media posts, and experience the warm, welcoming and vibrant community of Friends Seminary!


Nisa K. Bryant
Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management

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Office of Admissions, Enrollment Management, and Financial Aid

Nisa K. Bryant
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Claudine Zamor
Senior Associate Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Samantha Margles
Assistant Director of Admissions and Director of Financial Aid & Affordability

Crystal Scott
Admissions Operations Manager

Sydney Greene
Admissions Assistant

For information, please email admissions@friendsseminary.org.
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.

222 East 16th Street
New York, NY 10003
P: 212-979-5030
F: 212.979.5034
Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.