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

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 continuously operated, 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 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 push reset when needed. At Friends, the joy of teaching, learning and engagement is a palpable experience. 

Last year with great excitement we opened our doors to a re-imagined newly transformed campus. This year—our 235th—we open with a re-imagined academic model to meet the challenges of uncertain and unsettling times. At this moment “taking care” matters and matters deeply. Ever thematic of the Friends experience, “taking care” embraces all of us: our students, our faculty and staff, our community, ourselves. As with every aspect of life at Friends, Quaker values ground the foundation on which we take care and move forward.

Please visit us virtually—and hopefully soon in real time—to experience the warm 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

Harriet Burnett
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

Claudine Zamor
Associate Director of Admissions

Paige Sweet
Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Financial Aid and Affordability

Lorena Rengel
Admissions Manager and Registrar

Kineta Wahl
Admissions Assistant
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.

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