"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 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 it be 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. 

As we begin our 234th year, we eagerly open our doors to a transformed and newly renovated campus. Exciting highlights include a new Upper School building; a K-12 Skyfield; an Upper School Student Commons and outdoor terrace, new flexible and open classrooms; a multi-purpose K-12 Great Room; a K-6 Makery; the Center for Peace, Equity and Justice; a K-12 rooftop greenhouse garden; several new community spaces; and the list goes on. In the greater context, taking care of our physical campus fits hand in glove with taking care of our students, our community and ourselves with mindfulness and balance — our school-wide theme for this year. As with every undertaking at Friends, Quaker values set the foundation on which we build.

Please visit us on East 16th Street and experience the intellectual energy and welcoming community of Friends Seminary. We’re excited to show you our brand new, old school!
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Harriet Burnett
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management

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Office of Admissions, Enrollment Management, and Financial Aid
Phone: 646.979.5041

Harriet Burnett
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
646.979.5040
hburnett@friendsseminary.org

Claudine Zamor
Associate Director of Admissions
646.979.5044
czamor@friendsseminary.org

Paige Sweet
Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Financial Aid and Affordability
646.979.5043
psweet@friendsseminary.org

Lorena Rengel
Admissions Manager and Registrar
646.979.5041
lrengel@friendsseminary.org

Kineta Wahl
Admissions Assistant
646.979.5042
kwahl@friendsseminary.org
Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.

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