"We prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be."
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Exhilarating. Awesome. Inspiring. These are just a few words which describe 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. Scroll down to see some interesting facts about our community.

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YEARS OF QUAKER EDUCATION

Friends is the oldest continuous, co-educational school in NYC.

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MISSION

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

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BUILDINGS ON CAMPUS

  • Landmarked Meetinghouse
  • K–12 Library & Media Center
  • Chapman Academic Center
  • 6 K-12 Science Labs
  • Digital Media Lab
  • 2 Visual Arts Galleries
  • Gym with 80 ft. Climbing Wall
  • Play Roof
  • Black Box Theater
  • Dance Studio
  • Dedicated Green Space
  • Fitness Center

89%

of the Class of 2016 received acceptances from their first, second or third choice colleges.

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FACULTY & STAFF

85%

of faculty hold advanced degrees

MEAN SAT SCORES

Critical Reading

708

Math

680

SERVICE LEARNING & PUBLIC PURPOSE

Annual global education and service learning trips support our mission to educate for "a world that ought to be." Past trips include: Peru, Nepal, Jordan, China, South Africa, and France.

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TONS OF STEEL

Campus Redevelopment Project

  • Fully ADA Accessible campus
  • Multipurpose Great Room
  • 2 Floors of New Flexible Classrooms
  • K-6 Makerspace
  • Rooftop Greenhouse & Garden
  • New Play/Practice Rooftop
  • Indoor/Outdoor Upper School Commons
  • New STEM Labs
  • Expanded Lower School Library
  • New Music Suite
  • Upgraded Fitness Center
  • Redesigned Yoga & Dance Studio
  • Dedicated Space for Center for Peace, Equity & Justice

754

STUDENTS

262 Lower School (K-4)

231 Middle School (5-8)

261 Upper School (9-12)

40+

STUDENT-RUN ORGANIZATIONS

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ATHLETIC TEAMS

17 Varsity, 2 Junior Varsity

Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Spring & Indoor Track, Cross-Country, Volleyball

16 Middle School

Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Spring & Indoor Track, Cross-Country, Volleyball

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NEW ONLINE COURSE ELECTIVES

  • Essentials of Entrepreneurship
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Computer Science

Classes are offered through the Hybrid Learning Consortium, a partnership of independent schools around the globe.

PERFORMING ARTS

Drama

  • 3 Annual Productions
  • Acting, Playwriting, Directing
  • Theater for Social Change

Music

  • Chamber Players
  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Chamber Singers & Concert
  • Choir History of Jazz

Dance

  • Modern, Tap & Capoeira
  • Choreography

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Modern & Classical Languages

5

Modern & Classical Languages

140

TONS OF STEEL

Campus Redevelopment Project

  • Fully ADA Accessible campus
  • Multipurpose Great Room
  • 2 Floors of New Flexible Classrooms
  • K-6 Makerspace
  • Rooftop Greenhouse & Garden
  • New Play/Practice Rooftop
  • Indoor/Outdoor Upper School Commons
  • New STEM Labs
  • Expanded Lower School Library
  • New Music Suite
  • Upgraded Fitness Center
  • Redesigned Yoga & Dance Studio
  • Dedicated Space for Center for Peace, Equity & Justice

NYU COURSES

Grades 11 and 12 students are eligible to take NYU courses for high school credit at no additional cost.

SERVICE LEARNING & PUBLIC PURPOSE

Annual global education and service learning trips support our mission to educate for "a world that ought to be." Past trips include: Peru, Nepal, Jordan, China, South Africa, and France.

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