"We prepare students to engage in the world that is and to help bring about a world that ought to be."
Friends Cornerstone Society honors donors who have supported Friends Seminary
for 25 or more years. This society recognizes with gratitude the loyalty and philanthropy which sustains the Friends students and faculty who strive “to bring about a world that ought to be.”

Because of generous contributions, students at Friends Seminary continue to benefit from abundant opportunities to learn, grow and excel. All those who support Friends make a difference in the lives of our community, helping to provide outstanding academic, artistic and athletic programs, financial aid, resources and opportunities for teachers, and much more. Read these inspiring stories to learn more about how donors are making a difference at Friends.

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Impact Story

“Donors have made it possible for me to attend Friends Seminary. I promise to (in good Friends Seminary fashion) strive to bring about the world that ought to be... There are many other kids who have the same potential as me or any other kid graduating here with me today, but the difference lies in that we were given this opportunity—the opportunity to go to an independent school called Friends Seminary where people care about our well-being, our intellectual and social success. The difference lies in who gets the opportunity. An opportunity is a privilege. I want to thank everyone who has ever given me an opportunity, and I hope to one day be in a position of influence where I can grant opportunities to those who are often overlooked.” — Christian Hoyos ’13, Recent Graduate
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.

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Friends Seminary — the oldest continuously operated, coeducational school in NYC — serves college-bound day students in Kindergarten-Grade 12.