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A Look Inside Friends Seminary

Click below to learn how each building contributes to campus life.


  • The Annex, opened in 1998, added 14,500 square feet to the Friends campus. The Annex houses three state-of-the-art Upper School science and math classrooms, the McCray Black Box Theater and music practice rooms.
  • Our land-marked Meetinghouse, built in 1860, is the heart and soul of our School. It is the space where the community gathers for silent reflection, assemblies and discussions, and milestone events throughout the school year.
  • The Old Schoolhouse building houses Kindergarten and first grade classrooms and five art studios for all three divisions.
  • Hunter Hall, built in 1964, houses Lower and Middle School classrooms, science labs, computer labs, our K-12 library, K-6 Math Center, K-12 Cafeteria, Lower School Shop, administrative offices, and a full size gym and climbing wall. Atop Hunter Hall is a turfed Skyfield used for Middle School recess, PE, after school programs, and sports practices.

    Highlights:
    Central Building: The Common Room is used for K-4 PE, Friends After Three, and other activities, and connects the Meetinghouse and the School.
    Inner Courtyard: Upper School recreational space.
    Outer Courtyard: Lower School recess space.
  • The Townhouse Building, completed in 2019, is the newest addition to campus. The building houses the Archive and Seminar Room, the multi-purpose K-12 Great Room, Upper School English, History, and Foreign Language classrooms, the Center for Peace, Equity, and Justice, Gr 7-12 Academic Center, Dance Studio, Fitness Center, two music rooms, Upper School Commons and adjoining outdoor terrace, a rooftop Greenhouse to expand K-12 science curriculum, and administrative offices including the Admissions Office, Principal’s Office, Upper School Office, College Counseling Office, Business Office, Athletic Trainers Office.

    Highlight:
    The Great Room: The Great Room provides flexible K-12 community space for innovative programming, performing arts, and also provides space for large gatherings and lectures. The double height glass doors fully open to the Inner Courtyard, providing expanded space for indoor and outdoor events. Atop the Great Room is a terrace connected to the Upper School Commons.



Bird's Eye View of Campus


Hover over each building's name below to locate it on the campus map.


  • Outer Courtyard
    1.
  • Meetinghouse
    2.
  • Central Building
    3.
  • Inner Courtyard
    4.
  • Great Room
    5.
  • Old Schoolhouse
    6.
  • Hunter Hall
    7.
  • Townhouse Building
    8.
  • Annex
    9.


    • East 16th Street 7 8 5 4 2 3 6 1 9 Rutherford Place East 15th Street Stuyvesant Square Park





Within Our Walls



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
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