"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 and challenge, where students are encouraged to dig deeply and broadly, where community and giving back loom large, where students learn resiliency, process and engagement. Imagine Friends Seminary.

As a Quaker school, and as NYC’s oldest continuing coeducational school, 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 it be grappling with a literary analysis in English class, 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 push reset when needed. At Friends, the joy of teaching, learning and engagement is a palpable experience. 

As we transform our campus to maximize every student’s learning experience, our Campus Redevelopment Plan will amplify and expand curricular and co-curricular opportunities as children consider multiple perspectives and develop into independent thinkers, future change makers, and community builders.

Please visit us on East 16th Street and experience the intellectual energy and welcoming community of Friends Seminary.

Harriet Burnett
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

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Office of Admissions, Enrollment Management, and Financial Aid
Phone: 646.979.5041 
Fax: 212. 677.5543

Harriet Burnett
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Claudine Zamor
Associate Director of Admissions

Sarah Demers
Associate Director of Admissions
& Director of Financial Aid

Lorena Rengel
Admissions Manager/Registrar

Kineta Wahl
Admissions Assistant
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